In healthcare, small actions have ripple effects on providers and on patients' health. As a physician who has worked in practice management, I have seen how the work of practice administrators affects patients' health. Efficient scheduling, effective communication, the timely collection and analysis of data – each piece of the operations puzzle intersects to ensure better patient outcomes.
Involving patients in their care in new and dynamic ways is a cornerstone of evolving healthcare delivery methods and has been shown to improve outcomes. The initiative includes integrating patient communication and education into healthcare technology, such as using the EHR as a teaching tool during appointments, as well as finding new ways to enhance the way patients and providers interact. Here are some of the Association’s patient-centered resources to help medical group professionals lead in this area.
Read these past blogs for tips and resources on enhancing care and making your practice more patient-centered.
A clinic in New Jersey reduced its overall spending by 12 percent – all by putting the patient first. Find out how they did it.
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