Relationships between physicians and pharmaceutical representatives, according to some, have strayed from their original purpose, which was to keep doctors up-to-date on new medications that could benefit their patients.
Social media is everywhere. This column itself, if readers see its value, will potentially find its way to some of you via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Google+. As this medium grows ever-more powerful, so too does the importance of using it well.
Just being "out there" isn't enough to distinguish your practice anymore. Now you essentially have not just your geographical, but your virtual community in which to establish yourself as an authority in your specialty, a superb place to get treatment, a top-notch employer and a steward of your profession. Read more...
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Common misconceptions about staff management often plague medical practices and therefore prevent administrators from making necessary changes. But in reality staff will embrace change if you take th time to explain it and involve them in the process.
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