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Physicians Practice Helps Doctors Take Back Time

NORWALK, Conn., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Physicians Practice, the leading online community for physicians, features special coverage of the challenges of time management for busy physicians. Each day, physicians nationwide fight disease, battle government mandates, and even struggle to get patients to follow their medical advice. But the biggest enemy physicians face, by far, is the clock.

Between trying to see a full schedule of patients each day, getting home for some family time, and trying to complete paperwork, charts, and other administrative duties, time flies if you are a busy private-practice physician. Survey data from Physicians Practice in 2013 indicates that 59 percent of physicians say they work 41 hours to 60 hours a week, and 57 percent spend fewer than 10 waking hours per week with their family or loved ones. Furthermore, 56 percent of the nearly 1,200 physicians polled said they wished they worked fewer hours per week.

Appearing online and in the April 2014 issue, Physicians Practice, offers physicians tips and strategies to take back time. From working with front-desk staff to maximizing the check-in process to delegating tasks other staff members can perform, experts provide real world strategies for physicians to regain some precious minutes in their daily practice schedule.

Physicians Practice also offers guidance on ways physicians can better manage their own time without making drastic changes in their routine, and even five steps to reduce wait times for patients. Readers can also view an online slideshow with eight low- to no-cost tools they already have in their practice to save time.

"Physicians have told us they wished they had more time in their practice day — both to address day-to-day operational issues and to educate and treat their patients," said Keith L. Martin, group editorial director for Physicians Practice. "With this in mind, we wanted to offer simple and quick time-saving tips for physicians that won't break the bank. In fact, most of the tips involve minimal changes in the way their practice operates. Some of these minor changes can result in more time for physicians, staff, and patients."

About UBM Medica US
Addressing today's healthcare information needs, UBM Medica US, delivers strategic, integrated communications solutions and comprehensive reach -- online, in print, via custom programs and live events. Improving the effectiveness of healthcare through information and education, UBM Medica US provides unbiased clinical, practical, and business information for physicians, providers and payers resulting in improved quality of care for patients around the world. Through journals, magazines, online communities, live and digital events, and other valuable resources, UBM Medica US also delivers comprehensive communication solutions for the pharmaceutical and related industries. Online communities include CancerNetwork.com, ConsultantLive.com, DiagnosticImaging.com, RheumatologyNetwork.com, OBGYN.net, PhysiciansPractice.com, PsychiatricTimes.com and SearchMedica.com. UBM Medica US is part of UBM Connect which, through a range of aligned interactive environments, both physical and digital – increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences through meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections.  Headquartered in New York, UBM Connect brings together UBM's healthcare business, UBM Medica US; UBM Canon's advanced design and manufacturing event, online and print brands; UBM Connect New York's catering, cruise shipping, customer management, and fine, specialty and custom chemical communities; and UBM Mexico's concrete show.  For more information, visit www.UBMMedicaUS.com.

About UBM plc
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company.  We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content.  Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

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