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.

Understanding Healthcare Workers Self-Reported Practices, Knowledge and Attitude about Hand Hygiene in a Medical Setting in Rural India

Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) constitute a major threat to patients’ and healthcare workers’ safety globally…

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The Front Desk: NABH Quality Management for Rural Hospitals

INTRODUCTION With the high costs and paperwork that is involved many rural hospitals even in the West do not seek accreditations of health care organizations [1]. Also the rural hospitals have been shielded from many of the external pressures to improve quality till now. In USA Joint Commission for the… 

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The Pharmacy: NABH Quality Management for Rural Hospitals

Pharmacy is one of the most important revenue generating areas of the hospital and a well-run pharmacy could generate a lot of income for the hospital…

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Example of Segmentation and Targeting for a Rural Hospital during an Event

SEESHA Karunya community hospital is a 45 bed facility at Karunyanagar inside the Karunya University campus. Thanks to the relationship with the University in addition to providing first aid and healthcare to the staff, students and nearby community, the hospital also has many innovative products and services…

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An Example of Pre-Mortem Analysis

Post mortem is a familiar word to many. It is where the dead teach the living. It is carried out to find out the cause of death. Unfortunately it does not help the person who died. A pre-mortem — also known as a premortem — is a managerial strategy in which a…

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Should Family Physician Visits Be Made Compulsory for Patients in India, Before They Visit a Specialist for Routine Symptoms? – Guest Blogger Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani

In India today, there is an increasing trend of patients consulting a medical specialist instead of seeing their family physician first. This trend is especially being seen in the major cities. With about 70% outdoor patients (adults and kids) consulting specialists directly for common aliments like fever, cough, and cold… 

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Task Specific Credentialing and Training for the Rural Surgical Workforce: A Proposal

One of the major problems in rural surgical facilities is getting qualified staff. The nursing and technical staffs do not wish to work in rural areas unless they are from the particular village or place. Their expectations in terms of salaries and perks are…

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