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.

System Audit for Small Hospitals: Suggestions for Using a Purchase System

The Purchase System The objective of the purchase system is to make sure that the requirements of hospitals are purchased at the best possible prices, are available and are always accountable. The various aspects of a purchase system include planning, allocating funds, preparing, purchasing, receiving, storing and distributing the purchased… 

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System Audit for Small Hospitals: Suggestions for Following NABH Guidelines for Registration and Out Patients

The NABH guidelines help healthcare organizations to establish objective systems aimed at patient safety and quality of care (1). We describe a system that is applicable to rural and remote hospitals that would improve the quality of care with the limited resources that they have. References to the NABH accreditation… 

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Make Patients Happy: A Simple Alternative to Patient Satisfaction Surveys

How do you keep your patients happy? The Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) published a report showing that almost 80 percent of better-performing practices used surveys to measure…

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Mobile Medical Apps – Healthcare on Smartphones

Mobile technology has become ubiquitous, and anybody can communicate anywhere, anytime. Global mobile statistics suggest that there are now about 364 million smartphone users in India. As per the PwC Report for GSMA, mobile technology will play a significant role in the provision of health services, globally. In India, as… 

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Value of a Pain Relief Clinic with Physiotherapists in a General Outpatient Clinic

Pain experienced by patients can vary from very mild to extreme, and it can be localized or widespread, depending on the cause. The word “pain” itself is derived from the Latin word “poena,” which means a fine or penalty (1). Pain is the most common reason for…

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Part 2 – Here is $100,000. How Much of Your Company do I get?

By this point, you should have a handle on the general timing of your milestones, your five year sales forecasts, and comparable M&A activity. If you are missing any of these, check the last two columns, as they are germane to this discussion, today. As a general rule of thumb,… 

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Mobile Phones: The Next Step towards Healthcare Delivery in Rural India?

Wireless technologies now cover 96% of the global population and penetrate all walks of life. With 6.8 billion mobile-cellular subscriptions worldwide [1], the technology has successfully bridged gaps in communication and ignited economic growth and development globally [2]. It has also found a strong foothold within the healthcare sector in the emerging field of ‘mHealth’. ‘mHealth’ or…

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