Medical Collection. How Organized is your office?Written by Mike Nielsen
At one time or another, all of us have experienced frustration of waiting in a doctor's office. It seems as though every time we go to see doctor or dentist we end up having to wait for a ridiculous amount of time, and then when we finally do get in, we are only "treated" for a few minutes and then sent on our way. I have always wondered why that is case. If doctor is only seeing each patient for a fraction of time that patient had to wait, then what are they doing behind scenes? As a student in field of business, I have often wondered if doctor's offices are slow because they might possibly be a little bit disorganized. I have friends that work in medical offices and they have said to me that things can be a bit crazy because there is so much paperwork that goes on and time to be organized is hard to come by. In this article I would like to propose a few solutions to help medical offices to be more organized.
My first suggestion comes by way of organizing all of those hard copies that come into medical office. To get started first head down to your local hospital supplier or office supply store and get some hospital chart dividers. The heavy ones with plastic tabs will last longer and make it easier to find medical records in future.
Next, have your medical assistant collect and sort incoming records according to their proper divider. After they all records are sorted according to a specific category, assistant should then go back and sort each section and put into some sort of chronological or alphabetical order. When all records have been categorized and ordered, write a page number on each page so that if page gets used later it can easily be put back in its exact same location.
Finally, take your organized record to a copy service and have whole thing copied. After you have it copied, take both complete records and have them 3-hole-punched and put them in binders. Label your copied set of records as "edited copy" so that you may underline, highlight, and write on it as needed.
How Puppy Training Can Help Your BusinessWritten by Chuck Yorke
As leaders we always want to improve performance of our organization. To improve we must release creativity in our employees, leaders must get involved in their employees’ work. Not everyone knows how to do this, but maybe it isn’t all that different than training a puppy. Following are common themes used in training puppies.
Have a proper kennel, it should not be too large, just enough space to stand up, turn around and lie down. Most puppies will not soil where they lay. Having too much space in your business attracts waste. Excess inventory, outdated machines, old files, and other junk will soil too large a space.
Schedule all feeding times at same time each day. Companies through Japan have a practice called “manager’s walk,” where a manager walks through their area at same time each day. A theme is selected for each walk, asks questions around theme and shares information. This is a powerful process for learning and sharing information.
Spend as much quality time as possible with your new puppy, this encourages him to do things you ask of him. To release creativity in our employees, a leader must get involved in that employee’s work. They must follow up on employee ideas and promote employee involvement in business.
First thing in morning take your puppy from kennel to area you’ve decided will be place for your puppy to eliminate. If your puppy eliminates then praise and reward him. Your business also needs a consistent startup procedure. Maybe a quick meeting about what needs to be done today to share a common understanding of today’s goals. Be sure to include a review of some of your employee’s ideas and a plan for how you will challenge your people to improve business. Also, think of topics for your “manger’s walk.”