The Right Mix: Assembling a Prescription Renewal Protocol Committee

Developing thorough, effective prescription renewal protocols so you can delegate the task to non-providers requires input from multiple people. Be careful when assembling your protocol committee though — enlist too...

Why It’s Necessary to Integrate Protocols Into Existing Workflows

Protocols help maintain consistency and improve efficiency and outcomes - especially when they are well-designed, properly maintained, and regularly followed. However, if protocols are not integrated directly into...

Prescription Renewal Requests: Still Business as Usual During COVID-19

Office visits and elective surgeries may be postponed or conducted virtually now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but there are some things that haven’t changed in healthcare delivery. Prescription renewal requests...

What's Holding You Back From Adhering to Prescription Renewal Guidelines?

A December 2019 Medscape survey asks readers, “Do you always follow clinical guidelines?” The survey stems from a 2017 case where an oncologist treated a patient based on guidelines provided at the time, which were...

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The Art of Maintaining Prescription Renewal Protocols

Creating prescription renewal protocols can be difficult, but maintaining them is an even bigger challenge. As medicine evolves, guidelines change. Unless you have staffing devoted to monitoring the latest...

Anatomy of a Great Prescription Renewal Protocol

To ensure efficiency, safety, and consistency, many healthcare organizations have protocols in place for various tasks that staff regularly encounter. Prescription renewal requests are one of those tasks. When built...

4 Quick Tips to Achieving Prescription Renewal Protocol Consensus

Well-developed prescription renewal protocols have many benefits. They help enforce a standard of care across an organization, enable renewals to be delegated from providers to staff, and can help ensure patients...

3 Things Most People Don’t Know About healthfinch

 

1. Charlie’s name was inspired by Charles Darwin

When healthfinch was founded, our co-founders, Jonathan Baran and Lyle Berkowitz, MD, were inspired by Charles Darwin’s work on the evolution of the Galapagos...

Leading Effective Protocol Consensus Meetings

We’ve all seen office cartoons, mugs, memes and desk decorations complaining about long, boring meetings that seem to go nowhere. Everyone dreads unproductive, inefficient and disorganized meetings, but with a little...

Physician burnout. Yep, it's still a thing.

Physician Burnout & Busywork. More of a "thing" than ever.

 

In 2011, our co-founders Jonathan Baran and Lyle Berkowitz, MD started knocking on health system doors, talking about the pervasiveness of physician...