The Known and the Unknown

The Known and the Unknown

There are really only two things that medical providers do when it comes to medical care, diagnose and treat.  Every challenge that is not administrative can generally fall into…

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The Electronic Medical Record

The Electronic Medical Record

There has been, perhaps, nothing to leave a greater impact on the lives of medical providers as the electronic medical record.  Regardless of where you spend your time, the…

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What Happens When Your Template is Too Long

What Happens When Your Template is Too Long

Template creation is not a one-step process.  It is important to remember that templates are made to fit a breadth of circumstances.  The need for breadth can sometimes result…

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Refining Your Workflow

Refining Your Workflow

Workflow is like a template. If you take the time up front to ensure an efficient mode of operation, you’ll reap the benefits long-term.  Refining your workflow to maximize…

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Medical Abbreviations

Medical Abbreviations

Medical abbreviations.  We all use them.  And why wouldn’t we?  They save us time and they have even become understandable to many of our patients.  The amount of time…

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Hocus POCUS

Hocus POCUS

Bedside ultrasound, also known as point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), is becoming increasingly relied upon in the medical field.  Medical providers rely on POCUS to diagnose disease, monitor progress and perform…

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Setting the Agenda

Setting the Agenda

What can I do for you today?  What seems to be the problem?  How can I help? These are all common ways providers start their encounters. The first few…

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The Progress Note

The Progress Note

The Progress Note Appropriately named, the progress note details the patient’s condition and how it has changed since the most recent documentation.  This note is generally brief.  Comprehensive assessment…

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