In the below article published in Health IT Outcomes, BIP Capital’s Sarath Degala shares insights on what healthcare could learn from the business world for effective scheduling:
Unfortunately, healthcare technology is at least a decade behind the rest of the professional world. For the most part, healthcare systems rely on a combination of manual, paper-based processes and disparate systems that do not communicate in real-time. Nowhere is this more evident than in scheduling techniques. While businesses have made an art of productivity and schedule optimization, many clinical settings are plagued with scrambled schedules and inefficient calendar models. In my career, I have studied both the healthcare and business worlds. Here are three methods that practice administrators and physicians can adapt from businesses to build a saner, more sustainable approach to scheduling.
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