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Point-of-Care Testing in the Physician’s Office


October 3, 2019 For Doctors, Medical Offices

Physician offices are increasingly investing in point-of-care diagnostic testing– and with good reason. On-site diagnostic capabilities not only have the potential to deliver improved patient outcomes but also to reduce practice costs.

What’s the Point?

There are numerous reasons why physicians are moving away from sending outpatient samples and towards doing their own analysis in house. These include:

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Three Pitfalls to Avoid When Renegotiating Your Lease for Your Practice


When was the last time you renegotiated your lease for your practice? Have you ever? How’d it go?

Negotiating your lease to fit the needs of your healthcare practice is a key component of running a successful practice. Lease terms, whether during the entrance of a lease or a renewal, should always be seen as a starting point.

Confidently renegotiating terms can lead to lower lease costs, open doors for an expansion of your practice, money to update your space and more. Knowing how to avoid these lease negotiation pitfalls will allow you to negotiate without fear.

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Attracting Millennial Patients to Your Medical and Dental Practice


July 19, 2019 For Dentists, For Doctors

Now aged between 23 and 38, millennials are the largest generational group in the workforce. However, an incredible 93% of them do not schedule preventative care visits with their physicians. This has significant potential to impact health care practices.

However, by understanding the millennial mindset and actively taking steps to target this demographic, medical providers can increase the likelihood that Millennial patients will seek out their services.

Here’s what you need to know about millennials and healthcare.

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Lease Length for Your Dental or Medical Space


If you’re looking for a new space for your dental or medical practice, lease length is one of the many factors you’ll want to consider. It’s common for lease lengths for dental and medical spaces to be longer than those for regular office spaces: think 7-10 years instead of 3-5.

However, lease lengths can vary depending on current market conditions, current vacancies and planned development for a given space. Negotiation can also play a key role in netting the right space at the right terms.

Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of opting for a longer- or shorter-term lease, and which is best for your situation.

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Strategies for Expanding Your Medical or Dental Practice


If your medical practice has outgrown its current facility, it’s time to consider expanding. Depending on your current setup, this may involve expanding into additional space in your current building, opening a satellite office to support your existing practice or moving to a different facility altogether.

The decision to expand your current practice or embark on a move isn’t just a matter of space. A significant uptick in walk-ins or referrals is a good marker that suggests expansion might be in the cards, but you’ll want to do a detailed strategical analysis before doing so.

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Steps to Take Before Opening the Doors of Your First Medical Practice


Deciding to open your own medical practice for the first time is a big step. It’s an investment of time, money, resources, and sweat. That’s why it’s vital to have a plan in place before you even take the first step. You also need to put together a great team to support you on the journey.

Opening a practice is a big undertaking and shouldn’t be approached with a blasé attitude. You will need to figure out your financing, find a location, make personnel decisions, make sure you’re adequately insured, figure out what kind of equipment you’ll need and where you’ll get it, etc. There is a lot to factor in before hanging your shingle and opening your doors.

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Outpatient-Care

Outpatient Care Facilities Are Not on the Out


February 14, 2019 For Doctors

Outpatient care has been on the rise, causing a major shift in the healthcare delivery landscape. Customers are increasingly choosing the outpatient setting rather than an overnight stay in the hospital.

Why the shift?

There are many reasons this shift is occurring. With the increased availability and advancement of technology, many surgeries can now be performed in outpatient centers. Outpatient facilities provide easy access, high quality, lower cost care and are preferred by insurance payers.

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Healthcare Trend: Putting it All Under One Hospitable Roof


December 4, 2018 For Doctors, Medical Offices

Healthcare customers are increasingly demanding a full-service, integrated approach. The same trends that are emerging in retail are at the forefront of healthcare provision. In 2018, customer-centric design is all about creating spaces that are seamless, functional and frictionless.

Healthcare customers don’t want to have to go out of their way to access a service – nor do they want to travel to multiple providers. They want to be seen promptly and in a comfortable setting. The entire experience is increasingly aligning with an all-in-one, hospitality-inspired approach.

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Preventative Healthcare Means Medical Practice Sustainability


November 26, 2018 For Doctors

The problem: shrinking margins and rising costs in the healthcare industry.

While there are many strategies that the sector is employing to combat these issues, one that has gained recent attention is preventative care. This strategy is being executed on a global level, as healthcare organizations are shifting from volume to value.

With illness and chronic conditions being one of the largest drains on our economy, stakeholders (business and personal) have been advocating for an increased focus on prevention.

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How Your Practice’s Location Affects Your Success


We’ve all heard it before: location, location, location. This is especially true for medical practices. It’s arguably one of the most important decisions you’ll make for your practice.

While a location that isn’t exactly ideal may save you money on rent, you’re more likely losing money by sacrificing the advantages that a prime location can offer.

Factors to consider

Whether you’re just starting a new practice, moving locations or expanding, make sure you consider these aspects of your practice’s location.

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Social Media Marketing for Doctors and Medical Practices


October 30, 2018 For Dentists, For Doctors

Social media is here to stay, and it behooves the savvy business owner to learn how to use it effectively to market their medical practice. Whether you’re a doctor, chiropractor, dentist, etc. the goal is the same: help more people who have the problem(s) that you solve.

You can use social media to humanize your brand, educate current and potential clients, connect with other industry professionals, and communicate with your audience in a way that’s transparent, informative, and engaging.

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6 Common Medical Office Manager Pain Points and How to Avoid Them


Keeping a medical practice running smoothly is one of the hardest challenges office managers face today. Having to juggle various administrative burdens while keeping your office fully staffed and maintained often takes a backseat to acquiring more patients.

Ensuring your patients’ satisfaction means tending to their worries and woes. The best way to do that is to have a staff that’s attentive, available, and extremely knowledgeable. Your staff must be willing and ready to meet with their patients one-on-one, give accurate and adequate information and offer each patient peace of mind.

How can you make that happen? Easy, follow these six tips.

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