practice management

Canadian Healthcare Practice Management

Jean Eaton lives north of the border and consults with physicians and healthcare providers on Canadian healthcare practice management. While there are differences in how the Canadian national health system is set up, practices are still businesses and often need help. Information Managers, lead by Jean Eaton is the go-to resource for small healthcare practices in Canada. In our interviews, Jean and I discuss the differences and similarities between US and Canadian practice management. Catch our conversation or drop in on the time stamps below. Get to know Jean at her social media profiles also listed below.

Jean Eaton 00:00 Introduction
00:45 She’s a Jack of all trades
02:30 Get to know Information Managers LTD
03:55 Canadian Privacy legislation (HIPAA)
05:05 Are Canadians as litigious as Americans?
06:00 Can you set up a practice anywhere?
06:54 Licensing by Province or country?
07:33 What kind of services do you offer?
09:05 Are there differences between types of practices?
10:00 How varied are the tools and services you provide
12:35 Employment recruitment
13:30 Do you offer marketing and social media services
13:50 Are healthcare providers adopting social media in Canada?
15:55 Physicians could be the source of information patients seek
16:20 What’s the challenge – doing too much social media or not following through?
18:29 Gee, Canada is huge!
19:35 Is tele-Medicine being used in Canada?
21:11 Physician Referral patterns include consumers
22:20 Are clients project based or retainer?
24:03 Membership site – Content on demand, hybrid webinar-podcasts
28:38 Online marketing & repurposing content
30:58 Janet will be a guest on Jean’s webinar June 9th
31:45 Shereese Maynard – “Find your hashtags” Shereese in Twitter
32:15 Tell me what you think! Tweet to me @GetSocialHealth

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LinkedIn Influencer Mary Pat Whaley

My guest today on Get Social Health is LinkedIn Influencer Mary Pat Whaley, a writer, and blogger with a focus on helping small, independent healthcare practices remain viable through her business Manage My Practice. Mary is also an excellent case of small world syndrome – she practically lives right around the corner! Today we’ll talk about her business, Manage My Practice, and how she got her start blogging about healthcare practice management. We dive into what kinds of clients independent or solo practices can expect and how such practices engage in social media.

00:00 Introduction
01:37 It’s a small world
LinkedIn Influencer02:15 Manage My Practice
03:17 Early adoption of blogging
04:18 Blog content: Technology and Healthcare
05:22 Tech? Websites or EHR?
06:10 Dr. Bill Kroutz
06:49 What is Manage My Practice?
10:11 Marriage Counselor on the side?
11:03 What kind of healthcare clients?
12:22 What’s it like coming out of Med school?
14:27 Who is the typical client?
16:21 Concierge medicine
19:43 Can a solo doc negotiate?
22:07 Do your services vary based on the medical specialty?
26:42 What is your background, Mary Pat?
29:13 How does an individual engage in social medai?
32:39 Costs for marketing a new practice
35:23 Do you often have practices with ad budgets?
37:11 Words of wisdom for starting a new practice?

Social Media Tip: Tal Givoly of Medivizor – Vet your sources

Mary Pat Whaley on LinkedIn

Mary Pat Whaley on Twitter

Manage My Practice