One of the worries about starting a newsletter focused on practicing orthopaedic surgeons and the pain points of daily practice is ensuring I’m providing the right perspectives. There are a few ways I try to do this — for example, I have an excellent board of advisors, and with their good guidance, I focus the clinical posts on procedures that are common and relevant enough to matter to an audience of very busy surgeons.
Another way is to create features that can’t really go wrong, like “Efficient Practice.” This recurring feature uses three simple questions that focus our interviewees — practice managers, purchasing experts, and physician leaders involved in the daily running of orthopaedic practices — on the things that most affect the finances of the practices that CORRelations readers run.
It’s early days, but so far the three published “Efficient Practice” posts really show off the potential of this feature, so I'm hoping you'll check these out if you missed them:
- Automated Texts From Your EMR — More Contact, Less Work, Fewer Readmissions
- Ordering Supplies — Save Money, Time, and Product
- Can Scheduling in the Cloud Make It Rain?
Future topics will focus on more effective ways of dealing with accounts payable (including getting cash back on the accounts payable spend) and getting more from less on DME purchases and processes.
If someone in your group has an "Efficient Practice" tip he or she would like to share, we would like to hear about it, and perhaps feature it in a future post in this section. Please email us to get in touch.
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Seth S. Leopold, MD