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?
With any large scale and rushed sets of actions, there are both intended outcomes and unintended. The unintended can be either a major improvement over the previous circumstances, or just a new set of problems. Our national, state and local response to the COVID infections have generated some of each. From the chiropractic side of things, the vast majority of my clients remained open as a provider of essential services. Most clinics initially ran on a skeleton crew with reduced hours, but not all. Even with the Screening and Cleaning protocols in place, most clinics ran at reasonable … [Read more...] about Unintended Consequences
In traditional organizations, hierarchies are the normal state of affairs. While this may chafe those at a lower level of the chart, there is usually no thought to getting rid of a hierarchy, it’s more about finding ways to get on the top of the pile. However, in more progressive organizations and societies, hierarchical structures are much flatter, looser or may not exist at all. In many ways, medicine in all forms has some aspects of both types of systems, which can plant the provider squarely in that uncomfortable transition zone. Hierarchies are very much the norm in many types of … [Read more...] about Hierarchies
None of these are new, but I think they all have use and seem to apply to a lot of what I spend my time with. No particular order: Never put off ‘til tomorrow what you can put off ‘til the day after tomorrow. -Mark Twain A nice jibe on the subject of procrastination. A major challenge today, in the era of distraction, overload, too many choices and extremely heavy marketing. The cost is what you pay; the value is what you get. -Warren Buffett The most talented investor in the history of investing shares the incredibly obvious with us peons. This message is crucial for … [Read more...] about Quotes for business