Table 1.

A Day in the Life of a Practice Enhancement Assistant (PEA)

7:30 amDrove from Oklahoma City to a practice in South-West Oklahoma.
8:30 amAddressed problems and concerns that arose during the past week regarding current projects and implementations.
9:00 amOrganized an administrative research meeting between members of the practice and other parties involved in a research project.
9:30 amWorked on improving referrals list and templates of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) used by the practice.
11:00 amMade arrangements to set up the research meeting.
12:00 pmParticipated in research meeting over lunch as liaison between Oklahoma Physicians Resource/Research Network (OKPRN) and the practice. Topic: how to enhance well child visit rates and code better for them. Also present: representatives from the Oklahoma Medicaid program.
1:30 pmContinued to improve the practice’s EHR templates and forms for the rest of the afternoon.
4:00 pmTraveled back to Oklahoma City.