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The Journal Of Medical Practice Management And Greenbranch Publishing Launches Soundpractice.Net Podcast and Blog Site

 Phoenix, MD May 26, 2005 - Devoted to the practice management needs of physicians and office executive staff, Greenbranch Publishing, LLC,  publishers of The Journal of Medical Practice Management announced today the launch of their new podcast and blog service,  SoundPractice.net "Sound Ideas for Your Medical Practice from The  Journal of Medical Practice Management."

Said Greenbranch President Nancy Collins, "We're very pleased to continue our tradition of editorial excellence with the launch of SoundPractice.net. We have the opportunity and the technology to change the culture and community of medical practice management through this new podcast and blog service. With the debut of SoundPractice.net, the first podcast in the country dedicated to medical practice management, our vibrant practice management community will be able to tap our rich editorial content through audio feeds. Coupled with the podcasts our blog will redefine media. Content will evolve with every posting. As our bloggers read each others comments and link one page to the next, SoundPractice.net will create a National conversation on medical practice management."

What is a SoundPractice Podcast?
A podcast enables anyone to have audio content delivered automatically to their PC, Mac or mobile device whenever a new MP3 file is placed on the SoundPractice.net website. For more information, read a summary of the technology at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/podcast.

What is a Blog?
Blogs are interactive web logs -- collections of articles, ideas, news, facts and opinions that are posted on the Web. The goal is to bond constituents together and create a channel for ideas and opinions.
Greenbranch Publishing will direct the content of the SoundPractice.net blogs but readers will guide the editorial postings.

The Journal of Medical Practice Management has a 20-year track record of providing information that physicians and administrators need to help their practices thrive. Published every other month, the subscription-based The Journal of Medical Practice Management (www.mpmnetwork.com) focuses on delivering "how-to" advice for delivering high quality care, increasing patients' satisfaction and improving medical practices' profitability.

With an emphasis on working smarter and more efficiently, each issue features a host of proven strategies for dealing with fiscal management, marketing, information technology, benefits and compensation, legal and tax issues, office operations, coding, and human resources that practice administrators, practice managers and physicians face on a daily basis. Authoritative articles are presented in a format that is appealing to readers and advertisers alike.

Go to the www.soundpractice.net site to access the following podcasts:

    * Ten Things to Do When Investigated By Regulatory or Government Agencies

    * Preliminary Screening of Job Applicants in Five Steps

    * Time-of-Service Payment: Customer Service and Cash Management

    * Avoiding Leasing Pitfalls

    * Setting Trouble-Free Policies for Parental and Sick Leave

    * Guidelines for Corporate Covenants and Physician Employment Agreements

    * The Physician as Witness

"Greenbranch Publishing has demonstrated both leadership and foresight  with this project," said Kent Bottles, MD, incoming Editor-in-Chief of  The Journal of Medical Practice Management. "SoundPractice.net will provide a forum for provocative points of view that merit consideration. In addition, the podcasts will present Journal content in a sophisticated technology readily accessible via audio feed. SoundPractice.net will enable healthcare professionals to brainstorm with their colleagues, swap ideas and share business solutions. Everyone is always talking about how healthcare is slow to adopt new technology; this is one example where a healthcare journal is leading the way," said Dr. Bottles.

The Journal of Medical Practice Management has a 20-year track record of providing information that physicians and administrators need to help their practices thrive. Published every other month, the subscription-based The Journal of Medical Practice Management focuses on delivering "how-to" advice for delivering high quality care, increasing patients' satisfaction and improving medical practices' profitability.

About Greenbranch Publishing

Greenbranch Publishing, LLC, with headquarters in Phoenix, Maryland, is a privately held firm founded in 1998. The company is a leading publisher of medical practice management titles, electronic media and
audio conferences for physicians, practice administrators and office practice managers.

Copyright 2005 Greenbranch Publishing, LLC

For more information:
http://www.soundpractice.net