• Industry News
  • Access and Reimbursement
  • Law & Malpractice
  • Coding & Documentation
  • Practice Management
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Patient Engagement & Communications
  • Billing & Collections
  • Staffing & Salary

Practice tip of the week: Decreasing patient wait times

Feature
Article

Your weekly dose of wisdom from the Physicians Practice experts.

lightbulb doodle © Matias - stock.adobe.com

lightbulb doodle © Matias - stock.adobe.com

With all the useful information available on Physicians Practice, it is easy to become overwhelmed.

With this in mind, the tip of the week is a chance to reflect on some of the wisdom found all across the site. In this September 2021 article on decreasing the amount of time patients must wait for their appointment, David Doyle gives this tip:

Keep patients occupied

Idle time tends to feel longer; so one way to make a long wait more bearable is to keep your patients occupied. Many practices accomplish this by having patients fill out paperwork, but too much busywork creates additional frustrations. The recent widespread implementation of electronic health records makes this a short-term solution at best.

Click here to read the rest of the article and be sure to check back next week for another Tip of the Week!

Recent Videos
Physicians Practice | © MJH LifeSciences
Fostering wellbeing in your practice
Ike Devji, JD, and Anthony Williams discuss wealth management
Ike Devji, JD and Anthony Williams discuss wealth management issues
Erin Jospe, MD gives expert advice
Three experts discuss eating disorders
Ike Devji, JD, and Anthony Williams discuss wealth management
Ike Devji, JD and Anthony Williams discuss wealth management issues
Navaneeth Nair gives expert advice
Navaneeth Nair gives expert advice
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.