Learning to Grow Your Private Practice with Digital Organization

Once you find yourself behaving in this way, you’ll wonder how you ever got along in private practice otherwise. Making these simple, but profound, shifts can make an enormous difference in your productivity.

Last time, we discussed the negative effects of clutter and disorganization on your productivity and profitability.

DoctorsWhat I’d like to do today is to discuss some of the modern tools you can implement to really simplify your life, cut down the clutter, and improve your profitability in private practice.

The very first place I would recommend you begin is with paper in your office. Whatever moves you can make to electronic, you must do so immediately.

However, in order to capitalize on this move, you must have an excellently organized software.

Now, this does NOT have to be elaborate. A simple file organization system which you can do on any PC with clearly marked folders goes a long way toward eliminating (or at least greatly reducing) the amount of paper the private practice sorts through every day.

Just be sure that your office manual specifies which documents go where, how they are to be retrieved, et cetera. Obviously, make sure that compliance and password protection have taken place.

Another key area where productivity is waiting to happen is the elimination of paper journals. Just about everything in this day and age is now available electronically.

I would strongly recommend you change all paper subscriptions to electronic.

The same goes for textbooks and references. Seriously, if you try this with of your notes and highlights with the Kindle app on any tablet device, you’ll never go back to the paper editions.

The ease of retrieval, and life simplification, especially for busy private practice owners, is a tremendous improvement over what was available even just a year ago.
Once you find yourself behaving in this way, you’ll wonder how you ever got along in private practice otherwise. Making these simple, but profound, shifts can make an enormous difference in your productivity.

Don’t forget, paper clutter is a significant distraction to your productivity and income.

Take every step you can today to eliminate it forever!

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