Health care is changing. We are seeing a greater focus on patient satisfaction and a shift toward pay-for-performance reimbursement models. These changes require a change in the way doctors operate their practices, from physician-focused to patient-focused.
Many doctors think they are running a patient-focused practice without stopping to consider what that really means, writes medical practice management specialist Owen Dahl in Physicians Practice. For instance, is your schedule designed to accommodate doctors or geared toward patients? Dahl identifies five elements of a patient-focused practice. Read on to find out what they are, and be sure to follow the links to our previously published posts for more information on each topic.