During this moment in history where many of us will be affected personally and professionally, I did not foresee a world where the private specialist medical practice will be brought to a halt in Australia.
There are many lessons that can be drawn from the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) — learned because in times of crisis we draw from adversity and build and safeguard for the future.
COVID-19 has left the world an unambiguous message: We must make changes to ensure we reduce if not eliminate the future cause of pandemics we have helped create.
Technology is threaded through our lives, influencing the way we interact, solve problems and make decisions. We no longer second guess the necessity of developments, ensuring our smartphones, computers, home assistants (Alexa and Google Home) and gaming consoles are up-to-date. We expect our hardware and software to perform around the clock, rising to the challenge of making our busy lives easier.
This is a guest post by Jenny Massarella, Partnership and Corporate Marketing Manager at Tyro.
Efficiency is fundamental for medical practices everywhere. Streamlined processes mean you can spend more time with your patients, and not lose valuable hours doing administration work. In fact, how you process payments is key, since it can directly affect your productivity, cash flow and customer experience. There’s a lot at stake!
Physicians work long hours, alternating between face-to-face patient consultation and practice administration. How many crucial hours are you losing to tasks that could be easily automated?
The cost of delivering value-based healthcare in Australia is on the rise as a result of patients becoming more confident in demanding personalised, affordable services from local clinics. As such, physicians and clinics need to look for new strategies to ensure the continued viability of their organisations by turning to patient care models that increase efficiency and ultimately relieve pressure on their bottom line.
Data security in healthcare is a widely discussed topic in the Australian media and, with the launch of My Health Record and advancements in information being stored digitally, as healthcare professionals, we are becoming increasingly cautious in order to protect the data of our employees and patients.
Opening your own medical practice is a rewarding endeavour. As a new business owner, you'll need to establish efficient processes and smart finances. This practical guide aims to streamline your operations and simplify your finances, from day one.