Hi, it's Tina. And I'm here with your one-minute management tip. You know, I have this saying, "One never knows where time goes unless one really knows where time goes." Have you monitored your time lately? Have you gotten all those little kitchen timers and sat down to see how long it takes you to either do an intake for a patient to schedule a new patient, possibly to input the data that goes to the billing company or to do the billing yourself?
How long does it take to do a collection call? If you don't know how much time it approximately takes to do the different tasks in your practice, how are you going to hold people to be accountable for their time? Or how are you going to be accountable for your time? It seems like it's so easy to say, I just didn't have time to do this. Well, what did you have time to do? So, my suggestion to you is to start monitoring your time and having others in the practice monitor their time. How long does it take to do the various tasks? Once you understand where time goes and how much time different tasks take, you'll be able to then understand how the systems in your practice need to be organized and structured in order for you to get the most out of the time that you do have each day.
If you have any questions regarding this, you can email me at [email protected] or if you're part of the Virtual Practice Management Institute, go into the library and there's a whole section on time flow. And if you have any questions, like I said, just email me. I hope you have a great day and watch where your time's going.
Talk to you soon. Bye.