If doctors want more time with their patients, they better be creative
Posted Jun 08 2009 7:01pm
It is possible after all, to spend more time with a patient. It just can’t be done using outdated paradigms. This article below from the New York Times tells the story of Dr. Battle, a primary care physician from New York that is leveraging technology and an innovative business model in his successful primary care practice. The result…more time with patients and exceedingly better care than the status quo.
To make personalized care possible in an era when compensation is often tied to the number of patients they see, doctors use technology to streamline processes and reduce administrative costs. Dr. Batlle, for example, uses online appointment scheduling and manages his medical records electronically. He prescribes medications from his computer and offers virtual visits by phone and e-mail.
Tannus Quatre PT, MBA is a private practice consultant and principal withVantage Clinical Solutions, Inc., a nationwide healthcare consulting and management firm located in Bend, OR and Denver, CO. Tannus specializes in the areas of healthcare marketing, strategy, and finance, and can be reached through the Vantage Clinical Solutions website.