Tips to Improve Physician Productivity

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Some small changes at your practice can improve physician productivity, thus improving the environment for everyone.

Of all the resources necessary to run a practice and care for patients, a physician's time is the only one that is irrevocably limited. While a practice can increase its capacity for patient care by adding a physician, the sole way for an individual physician to increase productive capacity is the more effective use of her time.

The bad news for maxed out physicians is that improved effectiveness requires thoughtful analysis of the status quo, as well as a willingness to make changes. The good news is that almost all of the analysis can be outsourced or delegated, and the changes improve the environment for patients and staff as well as the physician.

Here are six ideas for increasing physician capacity.