Category Archives: Practice Management

Practice Management: A successful healthcare facility or clinic must not only take care of patients. It must also be adept at handling the typical administrative tasks that are required in any other business, such as financial planning, human resources, staffing concerns, insurance, and more. Find the latest advice and articles concerning the business side of medicine.

Position yourself as a medical expert by working with the local media

Doctors and journalists often have a love-hate relationship. Community-based and national newspaper, radio, TV, and Web site reporters call on doctors as expert sources for health-related articles and news segments. “Community-based and national newspaper, radio, TV, and Web site reporters call on doctors as expert sources for health-related articles and… 

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A blessing in disguise: How you can use patient complaints to your advantage

As hard-working doctors, it’s not always easy to hear complaints from patients. However, if you can change your mind set so that you view complaints as free advice about how to make your medical practice the very best that it can be, both your business and your patients will benefit…. 

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Advice to maximize your time with medical sales representatives

Medical sales representatives can represent a valuable source of knowledge about the latest drugs, devices, and equipment. The key is to learn how to effectively manage meetings with pharmaceutical—and other medical sales—representatives, including the information exchanged, time spent, and follow-up communications. “Most well-trained [sales representatives] will be only too happy… 

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Bridging the doctor-patient communication gap

When Mrs. Bhatia had swollen, painful knees, her physician made the correct diagnosis of osteoarthritis. While prescribing the standard course of anti-inflammatory medicines for her, he did not provide her with a list of the possible side effects. Mrs. Bhatia also did not tell her doctor that she had been… 

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Mid-career financial planning: Diversify your assets to ensure a secure future

Established doctors who are busy and are at the peak of their careers typically see an exponential rise in their incomes. By virtue of this income growth, they manage to acquire their first house, a bigger clinic, and can save for important investments such as their children’s education.  “Asset allocation… 

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Electronic technology can improve patient adherence to chronic medications

Electronic reminders, without personal contact between the healthcare provider and patient, can improve patient adherence to chronic medications, at least in the short term, according to a recently published review. “Indian physicians and health consumers are both optimistic of using mHealth to bring down costs and increase access to healthcare… 

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Harness the power of a positive patient experience to build a successful practice

One of the main reasons that doctors decide to pursue a career in medicine is because they want to help other people. Yet patients often complain that their doctors seem cold and impersonal. This is probably because sometimes doctors feel rushed while caring for a large number of patients, and… 

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