Nine Scheduling Techniques to Improve Patient Work Flow

Consultant Judy Capko provides nine ways to effectively meet your practice's scheduling demands.

Today there are tools to help practices better understand specific scheduling and patient-flow problems.

Most electronic scheduling systems have reporting capabilities to accurately track patients through the practice. Start by looking at your scheduling patterns to determine:

  • The time each patient was in the office, compared to the length of the appointment.
  • How many patients were booked within the last 24 hours before their visit?
  • How many of those patients were double-booked?
  • Where you fell behind schedule (and why).

Here are nine ways you can effectively meet your practice's scheduling demands.

For additional tips on effective scheduling read: Tackle patient scheduling with improved practice workflow