Multitasking is generally considered to be less effective than focusing on one task at a time. Although it is often seen as a desirable skill, research has shown that multitasking can actually decrease productivity and performance.
When we multitask, our attention is divided among multiple tasks, which can result in reduced focus and mental overload. Switching between tasks also requires time and mental effort, which can slow us down and increase the likelihood of making mistakes.
Moreover, multitasking can negatively impact our ability to concentrate and retain information.
When we constantly switch between different tasks, it becomes difficult for our brains to fully engage with each one, leading to a shallower level of understanding or learning.
It’s generally more effective to prioritize tasks, work on them sequentially, and give each one your full attention. This allows for better focus, efficiency, and overall quality of work.
Our reviewers perform one task at a time. We most often split the chart and have a certified OASIS E reviewer tackle the OASIS review and certified coder take on the coding.
This practice allows our reviewers to specialize in what they do and not have to change gears. We feel this improves our accuracy across the board.
Today’s agencies do not have this luxury and often leaders and QA departments have to wear multiple hats on a daily basis. This issue has become worse, as the availability of qualified clinicians and caregivers has diminished.
We can help! Free up your staff to concentrate and excel.