Preparation is crucial to patient flow

September 1, 2007

Preparation is crucial to patient flow. Poor preparation wastes time - and your time, after all, is your dermatology practice's most valuable asset.

Preparation is crucial to patient flow. Poor preparation wastes time - and your time, after all, is your dermatology practice's most valuable asset.

Time is precious because it is not a renewable resource. Once it's gone, it's gone. To make the most of this asset, every patient must be ready for you.

Consider the operating room. When the surgeon walks in, the patient is fully prepped. The same should go for your office practice. Even though the environments are vastly different, most practices could take a few lessons from the surgery suite when it comes to managing physician time.

Time optimization

Create guidelines that ensure your staff optimizes your most precious asset - your time. Here's how: