Business group and doctor3 Time Management Tips for Healthcare Professionals

If you’re like most healthcare providers, you’re already super busy. Time remains a precious commodity as you seek to treat patients efficiently without compromising outcomes or quality of care.

1. Establish Goals

When things get busy, the last thing you want to do is run around just ‘putting out fires.’ Instead, take the time to set goals and create a sense of purpose for your workweek. Set objectives for 30, 60, and 90 days. Write them down and discuss them with your supervisor or staff to gain additional input. Then schedule a few moments at the beginning and end of each week to review your goals, action items, and progress.

2. Prioritize Your Workday

Although you cannot always start your workday at full speed, time spent just drinking coffee, wandering the halls, or checking Facebook can be time wasted. Write out your specific tasks and when you need to complete them each day. Post this list a prominent location. Check it as soon as you get to work and throughout the day so you can easily update tasks as needed.

You’d be surprised how much you can complete when you keep yourself accountable to a to-do list.

3. Delegate When Possible

Don’t assume you can do it all on your own. If you have extra help available, use it. Assign some of your tasks, as appropriate, to medical assistants, administrative staff, interns, and volunteers. Take advantage of their help.

Check out 12 Unconventional Ways to Increase Your Staff’s Productivity

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