Top Seven Challenges of the Small Medical Practice (and Suggested Solutions)
Speaker: Donna Weinstock - President, Office Management Solution
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What are the key challenges that your medical practice faces? Are they in the same challenges that other practices face? Small medical practices (Range of 1-6 doctors) have special challenges that larger practices may not face. Having fewer people means more difficulty in separating job duties so workflow, efficiencies, and security measures need to be streamlined. Some duties or some technology can be outsourced…but how to decide what makes fiscal sense? And how do you get buy-in from the physician leaders?
This audio conference will look at 7 areas that are common issues for the smaller practices and will offer suggestions for solutions to overcome these challenges. Whether your issue is staffing, or technology, the new world of social media marketing or division of financial responsibilities, Donna Weinstock’s suggestions will benefit you and your practice. She will help you to focus on the things that need the practice executive’s attention and to develop a work plan for addressing the problem areas. She will also cover how you can prevent challenges in the future. Think of this conference as “business triage” for your practice.
Our expert consultant and speaker, Donna Weinstock, has audited practices from the inside out – she will delve into 7 areas small practices need to focus on:
- Benefits and payroll
- Policies and procedures
- Division of financial duties
- Marketing and social media
Devote 90-minutes of your day and you’ll be able to:
- Describe issues that face small practices – are they common or do you have unique problems?
- Discuss human resource areas as it relates to your practice – how to deal with this in a very small practice
- Learn how to recognize areas to outsource
- Strategies for getting buy-in from your physician leaders
- Identify ways to decrease challenges going forward
- Learn how to apply solutions and develop a work plan to resolve practice issues
Meet Our Expert Speaker:
Donna Weinstock is the President of Office Management Solution whose approach to running a healthcare practice involves a unique mixture of improving operations, increasing patient satisfaction, and encouraging employee retention. Donna consults with healthcare practices to improve processes, perform workflow analysis, increase profits, decrease waste and implement electronic health records. She also writes employee handbooks, job descriptions and procedure manuals.
During her 30 year career in healthcare, Donna worked in medical practices first as a receptionist and biller, then a practice manager. This allows her to fully understand the challenges of a healthcare practice. She is able to identify with all aspects and therefore help practices improve and implement changes.
As a speaker, trainer and writer, Donna presents on business management topics including Hiring and Employee Retention, Communication, Patient Satisfaction, Lean Healthcare, Professionalism, Preventing Embezzlement, Time Management and Electronic Health Records.
Moderator: Nancy Collins, Publisher of The Journal of Medical Practice Management®
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