Monthly Archives: November 2014

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Tips For Medical Practice Employees

Do you want to have a well organized and productive day? Nothing to stressful or too overwhelming? Follow these tips on how to improve your productivity in the medical practice. Follow these tips and things should improve sooner than you know it.

1. Setting M.I.T.s

M.I.T. stands for “Most important tasks” this is to help you focus on your day. Depending on your role in the medical practice, you may have to do billing tasks, follow-ups or even referrals. There can be a number of duties that you are assigned, and it’s always best to write them down so nothing if forgotten.

2. Empty Your Inbox

When you wake up every morning make sure to check your emails. Make sure to answer any emails from clients or mangers. Do this every morning and at least midday and then again at night. Keep your responses short and use powerful words.

3. Clean And De-cluttered

Make sure to keep your desk clear and free of clutter. No more distractions. Having a messy desk in a work are will only cause more stress for yourself.

4. Looking Forward

Be prepare for when a patient arrives. Don’t waste any more time and focus on getting them in right away. Don’t spend so much time setting up or being in the search mode and having them wait.

5. Tackle Project

Pick something for the week that you will “eventually” get done and add it to the pile each week. Another name for this would be mount project.

6. Meetings

Don’t overload yourself meetings, they are important for communication and training and announcements. But avoid overloading them. Say no more than once a week for employees.

7. Being early

Don’t waste anymore time to sit down for work. Aim to get to work at least 10-15 minutes early to get your day rolling. Be organized before it begins and you will have a productivity and successful day.

For more information about how to improve your medical practice contact Windy City Strategies for more details.

 

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Choosing Which Social Network Is Best For Your Dental Practice

A way to promote your dental practice over social media would be to choose the most effective platform that can hold the potential and to achieve maximum mileage. Each dental practice will have to make it’s own choices and marketing social media strategy. Here are a few helpful ideas on a few leading social networks that could be used for your dental practice. 

Facebook

Facebook has different advantages over the other social networks because almost everybody you know has an active Facebook profile. It allows readers to choose the kind of updates they want and what they want to view most often and share and interact with others. Dental practices have more flexible opportunity to represent itself.

YouTube

With some dental practices they have short and informative videos to engage potential patients. YouTube is a very powerful network. Google plus can achieve much stronger content that is effective and compelling.

Pinterest

Dental practices that believe in taking images about their practice says more than a words. Pinterest is a place to post images and creativity ideas for a future product or service. The content sharing platforms allows members to “pin” images and videos to their own board, and it’s a wide audience that can open up to the public.

Twitter

Twitter is another way to text message. You post what your thinking or how you are feeling, or another way to post information about someones business. Facebook users can read what they choose what to look at and respond when they please to.

 

For more information about how to choose which social media network is best for your dental practice, contact Windy City Strategies.

Must-Do’s When Creating Your Practice Website

You have been asked to create a webpage for your practice, and you say yes, but have no idea what to do. Before you start having palpitations, remember that creating a site today is nothing compared to the internet’s code-heavy beginnings. Here are a few tips for creating a successful and functional website.

Your Domain Name

First thing first, create a web-housing plan and then a domain name for your practice. Your domain name should be your website name. It’s easy for people to find your website through the major search engines.

CMS

CMS stands for Content Management System, which means this is the core function of visually presenting information on websites. WordPress is recommend because it has a intuitive nature and user-friendly approach. It’s also Free! Who doesn’t love free?

Having A Theme Or Not

Web development has been growing for quite sometime. Everyone has their own type of website, those who have a theme and then those who don’t. For places that don’t have a theme those are the ones who makes things from scratch. As for the ones who do use a theme they start with a web browsing functionality and the design is taken into account.  The theme is defined as a set of files that contains everything for a website. Images, colors, fonts, styles, etc.

What To Say

Have a About Us section, and it gives you the opportunity to speak directly to everyone and explain what your services are. Also include certifications, and awards that make you stand out. Always include contact information, it makes it easy for clients and patients to contact you when they need you.

 

For more information contact Windy City Strategies.

Overlooked Components On A Medical Website

All medical websites should include a home page, service page, treatment, directions and parking, contact forms and educational history. Most practices understand that those main pages are very important to have. Here are a few things to check off when creating your site.

1) New Patient

On your medical website, it contains a new patient form for them to fill out before they can come to into your office. It’s also best to include a fact sheet on some commonly asked questions.

2) Having information in all languages

Not everyone can speak English, in your common area. Make a note that you have other files for those who speak another language, so they don’t feel left out.

3) Web Portal Login and Prescription Refill

A link should be provided for patients that want to log into your site. Including information about prescription refill policies.

4) Health Insurance

Listing all Health insurance companies on your medical site that you include. This is also a great way for users to get an idea on what other companies have to offer as far as, payment plans, fees, and billing. Less phones calls about it all the better.

5) After Hours

If it’s an emergency, or a medical call post your information on your site, so your patients are able to reach you at all times.

For more information contact Windy City Strategies, we can help you insure that your site will be user friendly and make sure your site is up to date on the latest information.