Understanding the Patient Intake Process2

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Running head: UNDERSTANDING THE PATIENT INTAKE PROCESS 1 Understanding the Patient Intake Process Tabitha Neufind HCR 22 September 28,210 Felecia Pettit-Wallace
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UNDERSTANDING THE PATIENT INTAKE PROCESS 2 Understanding the Patient Intake Process The intake process of patients is different from practice to practice, but the main purpose of the process is retrieve new and established patients information during check in at a providers office, a hospital, or clinic. By having an efficient intake process a efficient patient flow can be maintained. Healthcare just like any other type of service industry is reliant on possessing satisfied clientele. Scheduling practices help to manage the patient flow by establishing certain guidelines regarding how late a patient can arrive, and still be seen without disrupting the patient flow throughout an office, hospital, or clinic. How a patient is treated when they check in and out, the time spent waiting to be taken back to an exam room, the time spent with the provider, and the amount of time spent in the exam room are just as important as the intake process. If the intake process lacks organization then there will be an increase in the amount of time a patient is spent waiting to see a provider this leads to unsatisfied patients, and a reduction in the number of patients a provider treats. There are practices that a provider can put into place to help ensure that patient flow is maintained. For example instead of waiting until the day a new patient is to come in for an
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2010 for the course HCR 220 HCR 220 taught by Professor Shatondrasurulere during the Fall '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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