I have been in the healthcare space long enough to have a high level view of the complexities involved in doctoring and providing a high quality of patient care. Being a doctor requires the greatest level of commitment and diligence and the last thing we want is for our doctors to be distracted with none core, mundane functions, like choosing servers or types of networks needed to run your practice software. However, hiring your staff is not one of those functions and I recommend you get passionate about this task.
The advent of the Dictaphone at the turn of the 20th century was a huge step forward in technology – everyone from journalists to doctors benefited from this incredible device that could record conversations, to be later transcribed to print. Particularly in the medical industry, the creation of audio recording devices suddenly made it possible for physicians to outsource their transcribing work, thus beginning the profession of healthcare documentation as we currently know it.
How many minutes a day would you as a Healthcare Professional, spend on simple administrative tasks? How many hours per week? Per month? It’s frightening to extrapolate and realise just how many hours of your billable time is spent on simple but essential tasks like data entry. Additional to your time, it’s likely that your practice would employ a number of support staff whose primary roles are administrative jobs like filling in forms and filing paperwork. That’s a lot of man-hours adding up to a huge financial cost to your practice - and an inefficient use of your time.
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.