Medical Practice Time Management Book Slashes Chaos, Costs and Conflicts

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Popular Author Judy Capko introduces ''Take Back Time''

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Greenbranch Publishing announces publication of the book that promises to crack the time management code for physicians and practice managers eager to gain control of even the craziest days — and help their practices prosper: ''Take Back Time: Bringing Time Management to Medicine'' by Judy Capko; paperback, 150 pages, ISBN: 0-9768343-6-7. $54.95 List Price.

During her 25 years in the field, healthcare consultant and popular speaker and author Judy Capko has seen too many medical practices get busier and busier, but accomplishing less and less. ''When crisis management becomes routine procedure,'' she says, “no one’s happy. Patients don’t get seen on time, physicians end the day facing mountains of paperwork, staff feel exhausted, overhead soars and productivity sinks.” Her new book is designed to help medical practices take back control.

Nancy Collins, President of Greenbranch Publishing calls ''Take Back Time'' “the cure for chronic crisis management,” noting that Capko’s practical approach will work for every size and type of medical practice. “Every single page is packed with ready-to-use tactics guaranteed to make a difference to physicians, staff, patients, and the success of the practice.”

For example, Capko maps out no-cost changes in office layout that can restore $20,000 a year in productivity otherwise lost through “musical chairs” inefficiencies. Her simple “peak pattern” analysis stops telephone madness – getting patients off hold and freeing staff to focus. Pre-visit forms delight patients with shorter waits and better interaction with doctors. Capko covers time management strategies today’s most successful medical practices use to banish disruptions, delays, and unnecessary costs as they improve the patient experience, staff performance and satisfaction.

Table of Contents

  • Are You Being Sabotaged
  • Can We Talk?
  • Those Maddening Phones
  • The Sensible Schedule
  • Get It Right!
  • Make The Most Of Staff
  • Virtually Yours
  • Your Ultimate Partner - The Patient
  • Mine The Business
  • Get Back Your Life
  • From This Day Forward

“Historically, the practice of medicine has been reactionary. By utilizing the recommendations in this book, the reader can become proactive and end the feeling of being in crisis mode.”

PAHCOM National Advisory Board

“Amazing! Judy Capko has outdone herself again with this new book. She has proven that she has a complete, global understanding of the practice of medicine, much more so than physicians. This book is a must-have for any medical office seeking to rise above the competition and deliver the best patient satisfaction possible.”

Peterson Pierre, MD
Thousand Oaks, CA

“In a very practical way, that is Judy Capko’s trademark, she has provided a roadmap to help me be a better physician, more effective manager, and most importantly, more time to really enjoy life. This is a book we all need to read! It is worth your time.”

William Keating, MD
Dawsonville Family Practice

“Judy Capko reminds us that regardless of who you are, YOUR hour has 60 minutes in it. 'Take Back Time' provides help with defining your choices so you can achieve the most out of your day. It is time to take charge of your day and your career!”

Cynthia L. Dunn, RN, FACMPE
MGMA Health Care Consulting Group, Englewood, CO

“The timing of this book could not be better. Every practice manager in the country will identify with the challenges and welcome the solutions. This is a book well worth reading and then reviewing every six months!”

Anne Cordes, MBA
PAHCOM Executive Director

About Judy Capko
Judy Capko is the founder of Capko & Company, a nationally recognized healthcare consultant, speaker and author of the popular book ''Secrets of the Best-Run Practices'' (Greenbranch Publishing, 2006).

About Greenbranch Publishing, LLC    
Headquartered in Phoenix, Maryland, Greenbranch Publishing, LLC, is a privately held firm founded in 1998. The company is a leading publisher of medical practice management titles, electronic media and audio conferences for physicians, practice administrators and office practice managers.

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