How are you handling recent changes in routine office work flow? Have you implemented any of the newer technologies available for dealing with your waiting list? What about your insurance handling? As labor costs have gone up (without reimbursements going up!), and with a chronic labor shortage in most markets, automating your practice becomes progressively more compelling to keep on top of your current demands and to maintain your profit margins. The term “Luddite” is often used to describe people who are opposed to new technology. However, the original Luddites were industrial … [Read more...] about New Technology in health care: Are you a Luddite or an early adopter?
One thing that most doctors truly dislike is holding employees accountable. It can feel confrontational, and just generally uncomfortable. If everyone is doing what they are supposed to do, this does not come up, but that is rarely the case 100% of the time. There are several things you can do in your clinic to make this less frequent and les unpleasant. Make it clear to all staff members that all staff members are expected to always act like adults. What’s the business definition of an adult? Someone who knows what they are supposed to do, and does it, on or before it’s due, without being … [Read more...] about Employee Accountability
If you have ever tasted spirulina, you probably know the unpleasant taste it carries. Well, that is now a thing of the past! My son John is the co-founder of a new company called Liina that has actually pulled off the minor miracle of making it taste good! It comes in powder form that can easily be mixed with the liquid of your choice. Oat milk is my preferred mixer. You can read about this incredible product here: https://www.liveliina.com/ If you are interested, you can purchase it at the Liina website or on Amazon! … [Read more...] about Spirulina
As we emerge from two years of shutdowns, restrictions and a general scrambling of the status quo, many present and past clients have contacted me about relocating their practices. Some of this is due to the radical re-ordering of previously active spaces, such as urban core areas. Some of it is due to the desire to re-set the practice in a new location. A global pause button does not come around all that often, and it may make sense to consider a new chapter in your professional life. Here are some considerations if you are in this group: What are you moving towards, rather than away from? … [Read more...] about Relocating?