I became a physician to help my patients, not to be a secretary, manager or computer expert. But of course, I know that now - more than ever - I need to be conscious of the efficiency of my practice. It’s not about money - it’s about great patient care. But we do need to be as effective and efficient as we can. Payers are demanding it, the advent of the ACO model requires a lot of oversight and coordination, and there are also competitive pressures that we need to respond to.
Technology can help with all of this. EHR systems are really transforming the way care is delivered, allowing providers to be more effective as well as more efficient; we can collect a great deal of data that allows us to measure outcomes, be proactive with patient alerts, and do population-based screenings. But there are so many tools for managing electronic health records and managing our practice - it is hard to know what system to choose and how to make the most of it.
Castagno Enterprises Consulting offers the Physician: