In our blog, you find expert advice and thoughts on best practices, professional obligations, and clinical practice tools, that have an impact in managing and growing an independent practice.
Using automation tools as a way to collect and keep patients’ information current has helped many providers realize benefits. Costs are lowered by eliminating manual processes because it’s faster and less error-prone, while Improving customer experience that leads to higher retention rates.
As self-regulated professionals, Nurses have a significant responsibility to continually assess and improve their practice. Performance measurement, professional compliance and client empowerment, are among processes to consider as part of quality assurance and risk management for sustainable success in any private practice.
One of the basic tenets of customer success is using your service to create advocates for your business. A happy army of satisfied customers can do a lot of legwork for you. And when word-of-mouth referrals make up 20-50% of most purchasing decisions (especially for new businesses and in emerging markets) why not take advantage of the opportunity?
Whenever someone needs a nurse, in most cases, they ask family, friends, neighbours and clinic staff for recommendations. They want a nurse who they can trust and who they know is professional.
As a small business owner, it’s important to understand the ways you can take advantage of tax breaks and deductions to reduce your tax liability. You’ll want to keep good records and don’t be afraid to ask for help from experts when you don’t know how to file your taxes. When you think of business expenses, the most common ones are rent, internet, utilities, and insurance, but there are countless examples of miscellaneous expenses that can be written-off as well.
When you run a business from your home, your work area is subject to costs such as utilities, home maintenance, mortgage interest, and property taxes. The CRA considers these business uses of home expenses and allows you to deduct them from your income taxes.
Providing excellent client care is a large part of running a successful business, but there’s also a lot of other factors that go into it. We’ve designed these productivity steps to help you create a practice that gets more done in less time, with less stress.
No-shows are a reality for most practices, especially in the beginning. However, knowing how to decrease no-shows is key to maintaining growth and staying ahead of the curve.
An effective invoice management system is one that helps you stay organized with accurate and timely invoicing. It not only improves the profitability of your business by also your customer service. Following are tips to improve your invoicing processing system
If you go into facilities to provide direct care (e.g. foot care), you will need to think about how you will document before your visit.
Diane Hill-Doell LPN FCN
Advance Foot Care By Nurses
“CompanyOn allows me to operate my mobile foot care business ‘on the go’ with easy access to patient records any place at any time. I spend more time focusing on my patients needs knowing the CompanyOn platform takes care of my needs; scheduling, taking payments, documentation and knowing my client’s data is stored safely on Canadian servers gives me the peace of mind I have been looking for”
Julie Phaterpekar RPN FCN
Beyond Toes Foot Care
“The CompanyOn platform has made such a positive impact on many aspects of my footcare nursing practice. Everything from booking appointments, charting and billing to tracking income and expenses is so seamless. It is hard to imagine managing my business without CompanyOn and the excellent support provided.””
Nicolette Hildebrand LPN
Sole Solutions Professional Nursing Foot Care
“Making the switch from paper charting to electronic with CompanyOn has made a positive impact for my nursing foot care business. Being able to access client records and my appointment schedule at any time from my phone and not having to carry around so much paper has been a huge improvement for me. I love being able to create and customize my own charting templates to meet my specific needs. Their customer service is second to none!”
“There are so many things to consider when running a practice, that having a platform like CompanyOn, makes managing my business much easier.”
Best Practices On Risk Management and Quality Assurance For Solo Practitioners
It is important for regulated solo practitioners to be committed to ongoing quality improvement and risk management of their practice. Ensuring safe and efective provision of care services is paramount for the establishment, maintenance and growth of any business.
One key step to accomplish this, is committing to developing policies and procedures that address risks and quality assurance of your private practice
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