Videos: 2 Ways to Help Improve Physician Time Management
With responsibilities typically spanning across a high number of patients and administrative tasks, it is imperative for physicians to effectively manage their time to maintain a balanced life. Here are two approaches that can help you complete your work more efficiently to have more time for your patients and personal interests.
1. Physician scheduling
It is imperative to have a balanced, efficient schedule as a busy nephrologist. Creating an effective schedule must involve collaborating with practice managers and taking into account personal preference while meeting both clinical and business objectives. A general rule of thumb is having a balance between clinic schedules and time allotment for dialysis and hospital rounding. The balance for these location changes are often based on seniority. Watch the video below to learn scheduling approximations for a new versus an established physician.
2. Medical Assistant Support
In addition to managing physician scheduling, hiring medical assistants (MAs) can to increase physician productivity, practice efficiency, physician work/life balance and quality of patient care. MAs can give you the gift of time by helping with lab prep, chart prep and helping with satellite locations. If you or the other physicians at your practice are feeling overworked, consider hiring a MA to help alleviate the burden. Watch the video below to learn more.