Many doctors fancy themselves to be good negotiators. Perhaps this is true when it comes to their purchases of equipment and expenditures in their personal lives. But when it comes to how their practices handle fees and discounting, there’s a lot of room for improvement.
People commonly confuse the words leadership and management, treating them as if they are one and the same. It reminds me how, in my work with doctors, they use marketing and advertising as if they were the same thing. However, leadership takes many forms.
At $3.6 trillion, healthcare spending represents about one-fifth of our GDP and employs 1 out of 8 in the workforce.
So why is it that our largest industry gets near failing grades when it comes to customer satisfaction??
We need feel-good stories, perhaps now more than ever. In this week’s blog post you will read about a retiring physician from Arkansas, Oncologist Omar Atiq who started his practice nearly 30 years ago. In an incredible act of compassion, he decided to forego the remaining balances owed by 200 of his patients – to the tune of $650,000. Read more in our latest blog post!
One of the “gifts” we’ve had access to during the pandemic is the ability to conduct a lot of activities, even while isolated, via the internet.
What would our world have looked like in 2020 if we didn’t have the ability to stay connected virtually?
In our latest blog post we look at what society would be like without the ability to communicate, work, purchase, download or stream.
This week’s blog post poses the question: Is this truly “the most wonderful time of the year” as the Christmas song goes? This year of 2020, that might not hold true for many of us. But, not everything is lost and the year is not canceled. We can still listen, laugh, and love.
Waiting is the most significant complaint patients have about going to see the doctor. We now have a solution to help every medical practice that… Read More »On becoming a “no clipboard no wait” practice
This week’s blog post highlights eight examples of how Tony Hsieh and Zappos influenced the world – yours and mine – for the better. I’ve long been a fan of their “customer first” philosophy and got to experience it firsthand as a journalist when I visited their headquarters in 2008. When I learned he passed away, my mind immediately recalled the impact he has had and how his work has influenced mine.
HPMS stands for High Performance Management System. It forces us to look at process – how we get things done – with a structured approach based on proven quality principles.
Admit it, sales representatives play an important part in the function of a medical practice. The relationships you have with your best reps help keep the practice in good shape and keep you abreast of what’s new in technology and industry.