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January / February 2010:
How to Error-proof Your Practice
Although it’s tempting to look at errors individually, experts say that’s not the way to develop an error-proof practice. Instead, they advise physicians to take a step back to first review office processes, which will help reveal how and when errors are happening; only then can you consider options for fixing those problems.
In This Issue:
- The Bottom Line on Errors
Learn how developing good systems can improve communication and create an error-proof office culture.
- Reducing Medical Errors
Find out how you can get at the “administrative dysfunction” and other causes of medical error in your practice.
- Addressing Billing and Staff Issues
Capture the thousands of dollars you may be losing due to billing and other problems by following these tips.
- How Technology Can Help
Observe how other practices are using EHRs right now to reduce errors and save money.
- What to Do When Errors Occur
Learn how to handle this tough situation, from the issue of “finger pointing” to finding the right words to set things right again.
- Resources: For More Information
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