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How technology can boost your efficiency

Sometimes as doctors, we are the cause of bottlenecks in our own medical offices. After all, we only have 24 hours in a day, and the number of patients we can see, examine, and talk to is going to be limited. “When used strategically, technology can help to amplify a… 

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What to do about patients who ramble

Doctors are often criticized for not spending enough time with patients or for not giving them enough time to talk. A widely quoted study claims that doctors interrupt patients within 7 seconds of the start of the consultation. While doctors can learn a lot by listening to our patients, all… 

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Maximize your time at medical conferences to create take-home value

Attending a clinical seminar or medical society meeting is a commitment of time and money, and it’s important to get the most out of each one.  “Whatever new ideas or management points I learn, I note them down systematically somewhere—diary, laptop—as these are my take-home points and I might not… 

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Advice to maximize your time with medical sales representatives

Medical sales representatives can represent a valuable source of knowledge about the latest drugs, devices, and equipment. The key is to learn how to effectively manage meetings with pharmaceutical—and other medical sales—representatives, including the information exchanged, time spent, and follow-up communications. “Most well-trained [sales representatives] will be only too happy… 

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