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5 Ways Clinical Research can Benefit Your Practice

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Community-based physicians bring real-world perspective to clinical trials, resulting in a more patient-centered approach to medical care. This is just one of the many benefits clinical research can bring to your practice and your community. While participating in clinical trials is a significant time commitment, the benefits to practices, patients and physicians themselves are limitless. […]

Tips to Improve Physician Communication with Patients

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Properly educating patients allows them to play a significant role in their own care. Because of this, physicians have a duty to accurately inform their patients, but to do so in a way that is clear and understandable. To be effective, patient education needs to be more than just regurgitating tired instructions and information. Here […]

Four Ancillary Services to Add to Your Practice

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Some ancillary medical services might not be right for every practice, but all have the potential to boost revenue. Whether it’s an in-house pharmacy or a medical spa, add-on medical services can be a great way to increase your practice’s revenues and better meet your patients’ needs. But how do you know if adding an […]

Four Ideas for Marketing through Community Events

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As digital marketing continues to boom, community marketing seems to receive less attention. However, it’s important that we don’t forget about this tried and true practice. With these type of events, not only are you promoting your business and attracting new patients, but you are supporting your local community. Make sure your practice has a […]

Four Tips for Hiring a New Physician at Your Practice

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Physician recruiting is a fact of life for any medical practice. Whether it’s replacing a retiring doctor or adding a new physician to a busy practice, hiring is inevitable and the stakes can be high. Hiring a new physician is a huge undertaking which will have a lasting impact on your practice. While it can […]

Helping Patients Manage their Chronic Conditions Between Visits

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As the medical community becomes aware of the universal occurrences of chronic illness, more physicians are realizing that the patients’ role in their health is a huge factor in their outcomes. Self-care and self-management are contributing to positive outcomes for many patients. Helping chronic patients effectively control their diseases between visits is crucial to improving […]

7 Ideas for Boosting Profits that your Office will Love

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Looking for ways to improve your medical practice’s bottom line as we are now in the thick of a new year? Here are seven ideas for boosting profits this month that your office will love. Revamp your look. You’ll never get another chance to make a first impression, so make sure the outside of your […]

Eight Strategies for Organizing your Medical Office

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Being the office manager of a busy medical office is a lot like juggling. Every day is a delicate balancing act of complex and challenging tasks, from personnel problems to budget planning and payroll. Without a strategy to stay organized, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, creating higher stress levels for you and the entire office. […]

Five Tips for Creating Exciting and Engaging Newsletters

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Newsletters are valuable tools for many medical practices. They are important because they help to encourage conversations between providers and patients. When executed properly, newsletters can help practices develop lasting relationships with their patients. But your audience can receive hundreds of emails per day, so it is essential that your newsletters are engaging enough to […]

  • 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
  • Thanks to all those wonderful people in the NORM Network who respond to emails, offering their advice, experience, time, and support ... I haven't even been a member a full year yet and I am amazed at the dedication of everyone who responds to helping via emails and the NORM Organization itself! I have barely had a chance to explore the resources and I have yet to really dive into requests for help still I am silently learning so much and do occasionally offer what I can! Thank you all!- Cheryl Piambino, Kenneth E. Bresky, DO

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