Operating a medical practice involves juggling many tasks, from seeing patients to notetaking to appointment scheduling and billing. As your to-do list stacks up throughout the day, it can be difficult to keep up. But, by implementing the following productivity tips, you can keep up with your obligations, maintain a high quality of care, and prevent burnout. 

Create a Space That’s Free of Distractions. 

With so many tasks to manage, it can be difficult for physicians to ward off distractions. But, doing so is essential for productivity. So, try to carve out a space in your office that’s free of distractions. This could be as simple as finding a quiet room and putting your phone in airplane mode. Without distractions, you can more efficiently complete notes, schedule appointments, and respond to messages from patients. 

Focus on Delegation. 

Studies have confirmed that for almost everyone, multitasking isn’t possible. In doing so, you’re forcing your brain to switch between tasks, which can diminish productivity while raising stress levels. 

So, instead of trying to multitask, work on delegating tasks to your team. With a collaborative approach to your workday, you can ensure that each task is completed effectively. 

Track Your Progress.

Do you know how much time your office spends on administrative tasks? A key step to improving your productivity is to understand how long each task currently takes to complete. Then, you can plan your day more successfully. 

Consider a Virtual Assistant. 

If your workload is too large for your current staff to manage, hiring a virtual medical assistant is a convenient solution. VAs can manage administrative tasks like note-taking, appointment scheduling, and patient correspondence. You won’t need to train an in-house staff member, but you’ll reap the benefits of a qualified medical assistant: improved productivity, greater patient satisfaction, and better work-life balance. 

At SaiberAssist, we offer HIPAA-certified virtual medical assistants to enhance your practice’s productivity. Contact us today to get started!