Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The 5 A's of error free medical practice

Errors cost money. Errors result in bad outcomes, unhappy people, and stress. Many errors, if not all, are preventable. Here are 5 things that you can start doing today to become an error free medical practice.
  • Automate: Any process that can be parred down and automated ought to be.
  • Assure: Quality assurance plans will help you nip problems in the bud and to avoid them altogether.
  • Audit: Inspect your work randomly before someone else does it for you.
  • Ask: Ask your patients open ended questions and let them answer in their own words.
  • Aspire: Aspire to become better at what you do, and how you do it.
You'll find that you perform better, more effortlessly and efficiently, and with less cost.

Good Luck,

The IU