Deciding to start your own private medical practice is a decision filled with endless pros and cons. One of the most compelling pros is the ability to offer your unique vision of patient-centered care.
Let’s face it - social media has taken over. People jump onto social media to check out the latest current events, connect with family and friends, and seek recommendations for just about everything.
With social media at the forefront of communication, businesses are capitalizing on social platforms as a marketing resource.
As a physician, you play a pivotal role in your community. You and your team are responsible for keeping everyone healthy, and the weight of your daily responsibilities can take a toll on your mental health and well-being. Loss of passion at work, feeling mentally drained, and not feeling like you’re achieving your goals - these (just to name a few) are some of the challenges that physicians just like you can face. These feelings can lead to weariness, and even worse, burnout.
Switching electronic health record (EHR) systems can be an extremely daunting task. This is especially true for small private practices that don’t have an entire IT department at their disposal to assist with the transition.
They say that there is no “I” in “team”, and that great things can be achieved when we all work together. This philosophy rings true, especially when it comes to team-based medical care.
The marketing world has come a long way since town criers were in existence. And although having someone stand outside your place of business and scream at people may get their attention, it’s not exactly the most effective way to gain new customers.
As a physician or other medical worker, your primary focus is likely to be on patient care -- not the tedious details afterward. However, bookkeeping in the medical office isn’t something you want to overlook.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 helped cut down on healthcare fraud and ensure that employees could maintain healthcare coverage while between jobs. Since its original creation, several updates have been made to HIPAA to help improve privacy protection for patients and health plan members.
Starting your own medical practice is a huge undertaking, and it is virtually impossible to handle all by yourself. As you are planning for your new practice, there are several kinds of people who you will need to help you along the way, and we’ll be discussing those partnerships today.
If your business provides a service, you should be paid for that service - and that includes private medical practices!