Physician burnout is currently a challenge in the healthcare industry. Doctors work long hours staring at a computer screen, wishing they could spend more time with their patients. At this point, nearly 50% of doctors have reported feeling this way. Working in a "burnt out" environment can be toxic not only to the doctors, but also to the patients.
Studies show that practices that turned to LEAN strategies to combat burnout were the most successful in overcoming it. There are ways with LEAN strategies to "trim the fat" in your business, or stop patient flow bottlenecks that cause long wait times from occurring. These practices were first adopted in the manufacturing industry and have since transformed into the healthcare industry.
This article goes into seven ways that this type of management can help with patient flow efficiency and your overall business.
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