By the year 2030, the elderly population of the United States is projected to more than double, from 35 million to 72 million people.
Electronic health records are only part of the process of going paperless.
Overcoming generational differences means not only understanding each generation, but respecting them all.
Marketing is highly effective when done right, but many optometrists think they either must spend a fortune or spend very little. Developing an accurate profile of a practice's existing patient base is an important first step in creating a marketing campaign that delivers a strong return on investment.
Many optometrists are eager to open a new practice but want a partner. The groundwork for joining forces with someone includes doing your homework and not rushing the process.
Demands for increased efficiency from doctors will intensify as vision plans and medical insurance plans drive reimbursement downward. To meet these demands, doctors need to train staff members to handle more responsibilities and keep the doctor focused on taking care of patients.
A doctor-owner needs timely and accurate information about business activity in his or her practice. The doctor-owner must capture and incorporate those data to effectively implement improvements in the practice.
Running an optical shop requires business skills, which are not taught in optometry school. Training staff on customer service best practices can help increase a loyal customer base and keep current customers faithful. By helping employees learn and apply a few basic skills, the bottom line may never look so good.