Doctors want to run their practices with Apple technology. Fortunately, it has never been more accessible or more affordable. Doctors (along with everyone else) have iMacs, iPhones, and other Apple products at home because of the user-friendly design, ease of use, and longevity. Over 64% of the US population now owns an Apple product of some kind (iPhone, iMac, iPad, and so on), and the average American household owns 2.6 Apple products.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you don't love your practice's software, it is time to consider a change. Many small to mid-sized medical and dental practices hold on to software that does not serve their needs or may even distract from patient care. Switching to a different software feels more daunting than sticking it out with a lousy product to many of these practices. They may also think that switching software must always mean enduring a potentially expensive and time-consuming transition to the new product. They may also feel that there's still a chance they won't even be much happier with the latest software.
In this post, we continue our series on thriving practice secrets by delving into what recent patient studies tell us about how patients view their experiences and how to solve those most common pain points with as little pain as possible.
Few go into the healthcare field because of their love for technology, but the two domains have more in common than you might imagine. Both types of professionals want their service recipients to have the best outcomes and most excellent quality of functionality possible. Just as healthcare professionals are driven to help their patients learn about health conditions, quality technology companies find significance in in-depth training and continuing education.
This three-part series will discuss some of the leading strategies and priorities that drive thriving practices to success. All practices are unique, and different practices will have different types of problems to solve. This guide focuses on the commonly held strategies of successful healthcare practices. This guide is for all doctors: dentists, chiropractors, family physicians, surgeons, prosthodontists, dermatologists, opticians, and more.
Working with many practices throughout the decades and striving to be a partner in the success of those practices, we've noticed a thing or two when it comes to the standard strategies these practices use on their way to success. One of the most universally applied methods we've seen is that successful practices set themselves up for success in the details. Small changes make a significant impact on the business side of healthcare practices, and they can also improve clinical outcomes. MacPractice has designed our business and productivity tools with these practices in mind. Solving small problems with intuitively-designed tools plants the seeds for success now.