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The Efficient Physician: 7 Guiding Principles for a Tech-Savvy Practice, 2nd edition
The Efficient Physician: 7 Guiding Principles for a Tech-Savvy Practice, 2nd edition
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Master the skills of physician management. Completely updated and expanded, The Efficient Physician: 7 Guiding Principles for a Tech-Savvy Practice, 2nd edition is the essential resource for medical groups coping with the arrival of electronic health records. Written in an easy-to-read conversational style, it includes Delioís newest guiding principle: real-time work.

In addition to a refresher on the time-tested Practice Management Guiding Principles, youíll learn:

  • How to revamp operational systems or set up a new practice with systems to balance patient satisfaction, physician and staff morale, and practice financial success
  • That time can work for you instead of against you, and that itís possible to achieve balance
  • The importance of working in real time Ė which means doing todayís work today
  • How to use the many sample forms for systems analysis and day-to-day operations, such as rooming patients, patient visits and scheduling.

Based on the authorís experiences as an industry leader and group practice executive, this book offers you tools to help physicians better manage their time and the challenge of electronic health records.

About the author

Sherry Anderson Delio, MPA, HSA, FACMPE, President of Delio Consulting, is a Registered Nurse who has been working as a group management administrator and a practice management consultant since 1984. She holds a masterís degree in public administration with an emphasis in health services administration from the University of San Francisco.

She also became a Fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives in 2004. Sherry has worked on three Institute of Health care Initiatives (IHI) related to access and wait time initiatives - one as a participant and two as faculty. She also speaks nationally on practice improvement issues. Sherry is the co-author of the first edition of The Making of an Efficient Physician, and author of The Perfect Practice for an Efficient Physician.


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  1. Introduction
  2. A Chaotic Medical Practice
  3. The 7 Guiding Principles
  4. Best Value in Town
  5. Seeing Your Practice through Your Patientsí Eyes
  6. PRINCIPLE I: Real-time Work
  7. PRINCIPLE II: Making a Time Commitment
  8. PRINCIPLE III: Balancing Workloads
  9. PRINCIPLE IV: Decreasing Unnecessary Variation
  10. PRINCIPLE V: Distributing Tasks Appropriately
  11. PRINCIPLE VI: Creating an Interdependent Team
  12. PRINCIPLE VII: Allocating Resources by Volume of Work
  13. A Smooth Operation
  14. A Tech-Savvy Practice
  15. Tying It All Together



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Publication Date: October 2005
Number of Pages: 126
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