Avoid focusing your first conversation with a physician on what he or she can do for you.
Almost all hospitals have had challenges with physicians signing, dating, and timing orders and other documentation in a timely manner.
Perhaps this physician has created a personal system that helps him or her remember to ensure documentation compliance with each patient-this best practice can be shared with others.
It is similarly important to identify physicians who consistently fail to comply with standards.
In this era of healthcare reform, physicians realize that it is important for hospitals to be successful and preserve high-quality patient care.
If a standard is particularly challenging to a hospital, engaging physicians in creating processes and monitoring the standard can be helpful.