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Benefits of Using an Online Intake Form

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The digital age has changed everything about the way we approach life, and the check-in process is no exception. Practices are now sending customized, digital check-in forms to their patients. Patients can then review and complete the documentation on their mobile devices or personal computer. In many cases, they do not need access to a […]

How to Use Technology to Engage with Patients

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One of the most essential relationships a person can have is with their medical practice. A good relationship leads to patients who are better educated about their health, more comfortable asking questions, and more likely to return for visits. Developing stronger relationships should be at the top of every medical professionals’ to-do list, whether they […]

Eight Tips for Staying Productive and Mentally Healthy While Working from Home

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With the spread of the coronavirus affecting everything from travel to the availability of toilet paper, controlling COVID-19 in our country has become a growing concern. That’s why companies are mandating having as many employees as possible work remotely until the virus can be slowed.    Unfortunately, it may be challenging for many employees to […]

Tips to Prepare Your Medical Office for Temporary Closure

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Preparing your office for a temporary closure can be somewhat painless if you’re ready. Being prepared can be as simple as following a checklist. Done correctly, your patients, staff, and vendors will be well aware of your closure, and you can avoid disgruntled patients and employees upon your return. Here are tips and checklist ideas […]

How to Recruit New Rheumatologists

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Rheumatology managers face many challenges throughout their workday. From administrative burdens to rising operational costs, juggling it all can be difficult. Despite these obstacles, most managers rise to the occasion, running their practices like a well-oiled machine. One challenge they face, however, is more difficult to overcome, and that is the shortage of new rheumatologists. […]

Four Ways to Maximize Your Marketing Budget at your Rheumatology Office

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In today’s competitive medical environment, marketing has become an essential tool for any successful rheumatology practice. It’s important to remember that marketing is an investment. A good marketing plan and a robust online presence can be expensive. Not only that, it requires constant maintenance, which can be difficult for a staff that is already stretched […]

Five Tips for Motivating Medical Practice Staff

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Between packed days, angry patients, evolving technology, and other daily challenges, motivation can be hard to come by. So how do you motivate staff and encourage productivity through this daily upheaval and change? It’s a huge challenge, but the good news is, many factors can be useful in motivating staff. Keep reading for five creative […]

Social Media Marketing: Tips for Medical Practices

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Believe it or not, social media is for more than sharing memes and arguing about politics. It’s also a great marketing tool for medical practices. “41 percent of patients said social media influenced their choice of a particular doctor, facility, or medical practice,” according to a recent data collection. Smart medical practices need to keep this […]

Healthy Employees Equal a Healthy Rheumatology Practice

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As rheumatology practice managers, our objective is to manage a thriving practice so we can take care of our patients and improve health. Unfortunately, most who take care of others usually neglect themselves. Long days sitting in a chair can lead to weight gain, heart issues, and impact brain function. Thankfully, there are several things […]

6 Marketing Strategies for Medical Practices

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Marketing is a must for any business, and medical practices are no exception. Those who take the time to invest in marketing will thrive, while those who neglect a detailed marketing plan will fall behind. These are a few simple strategies that can quickly boost your medical practice’s online and offline presence, making it easier […]

4 Simple Strategies for Improving Patient Education

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There is no disputing the fact that patient education is an essential part of delivering quality care. Connecting with patients, and ensuring they have the information they need to make critical health related decisions is a high priority. Unfortunately, medical office time constraints and hectic days often lead to patient education being a tad too […]

7 Ways to Motivate your Employees in 2020

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It’s a fresh new year and motivating your employees and shaking things up needs to be a priority. It’s important to motivate your employees to get positive employee engagement and quality work. So how can you make your employees feel passionate again and want to spend time at work? Motivating your employees does not have […]

  • As a speaker at the first ad hoc meeting of rheumatology practice managers gathered in a single small room at its infancy a decade ago, I’m amazed to see how NORM has blossomed into a high energy organization of depth and professional meetings with parallel break-out symposia between plenary sessions. NORM has truly come of age. This is where the “business” of rheumatology gets learned. The ”guildmanship” for rheumatology practice management is now strong.- Paul H. Caldron, DO, FACP, FACR, MBA, Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates
  • In a time of demanding changes in the management of medical practices in the US, NORM has been a lifesaver to the community of Rheumatology practices.  NORM has allowed our practice to stay ahead of the many demands of CMS and others payors and has ensured that our practice remains cognizant of new issues that arise in HIPPA compliance, human resources and medical billing to name a few. Sending our Practice Manager to NORM's conferences has been cost-effective and beneficial to our practice because she returns to our office with an abundance of information that otherwise would have taken months to compile. Every Rheumatology practice that wishes to stay on top of emerging issues in practice management should consider sending a member of their staff to NORM's conference.- Michael S. Rosen M.D., Chester County Rheumatology PC
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