By now you have started to thinking about how your private practice has performed in these last 12 months and more importantly what you want for you and your practice in 2016.
We guess your 2016 goals might look something like this.
An obvious goal for 2016: repeat customer service, word of mouth recommendations and effective practice advertising and marketing are in the main. But what you may be overlooking, because you are too busy dealing with patients, is to focus more on patent acquisition and maintenance process. Surprisingly there are still a lot of consultants working with what is now archaic systems, such as excel spread sheets and manual data capturing processes that not only take time to manage but are losing you time and money.
The best way to find out on how you can improve patient care is to set up a patent review system. People make a buying decision mainly by social proof now. Reviews lead the way. It could be on Google, on your web site on social media and in your own newsletter should you have one. Reviews are over and above a feedback form. One bad review can upset a good surgeon’s reputation.
Take a look at these stats from Vitals:
If you are managing your practice accounts on an old system then it’s not just time consuming it isn’t safe either. You run the risk of that system becoming corrupt, putting you the consultant and your practice reputation at risk. To have in place an especially designed financial medical practice software system will save you time and money and give the peace of mind too.
For effective financial tracking you need to have in place:-
The answer here is to automate more of the admin tasks. In your 2016 New Year Resolution make sure a top priority goal is to stop wasting valuable administration time and resources on manual jobs that can be so easily automated. The extra benefit is that you take control of your practice and your patient care. When you have medical practice management system in place most of the workflow is automated. Studies indicate that for the average private practice, at least 50% of leads are lost due to improper management.
By simplifying and implementing a smooth running total practice management system you can delegate much more to a secure and reliable infrastructure and leave the office earlier and be well on the way to achieving your goals for 2016.