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How Bad Scheduling Can Ruin Practice Morale

How Bad Scheduling Can Ruin Practice Morale

Ling* was the senior radiologist on staff at her practice, where she had just released the 4th quarter schedule and, from the moment it was posted, her day had been a non-stop series of whining and complaints …

3 Ways Staffing Analytics Improve Practice Management

3 Ways Staffing Analytics Improve Practice Management

Staffing costs represent 50-60% of total operating costs for a typical medical practice. In the current era of increasing costs and decreasing reimbursements, a full understanding of staffing analytics is essential for …

Mass General Changes What We Know about Anesthesia

Mass General Changes What We Know about Anesthesia

OpenTempo’s client, Mass General, is leading the way in anesthesia research. Listen to this NPR podcast interviewing Mass General biomedical researcher, Patrick L. Purdon, PhD, about his new discovery on levels of consciousness …

How Stress Points Can Improve Your Call Schedules

How Stress Points Can Improve Your Call Schedules

Balancing call shifts is one of the trickiest aspects of managing a medical practice. Conflicts regarding number of shifts worked, difficulty of each shift, and perceptions about who is working what can create extra hassle …

3 Types of Data You Need to Build Fair Call Schedules

3 Types of Data You Need to Build Fair Call Schedules

Call shifts are one of the most complex assignments to staff for any medical practice. It requires business intelligence data to balance call schedules across providers while ensuring all clinical requirements are met. Without it …

Call Schedules and the Cost of Healthcare

Call Schedules and the Cost of Healthcare

Ask yourself, would you frequent a mechanic that doesn’t know how much his parts cost? That’s the analogy used regarding this study of orthopedic surgeons and their knowledge of medical device costs …

Is Bad Handwriting Ruining Your Call Schedules?

Is Bad Handwriting Ruining Your Call Schedules?

Yolanda* was working the Friday night shift at the big city hospital where she had been a nurse for over 10 years. It had been a relatively easy night, but one of her patients wasn’t doing as well as she would have liked …


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