Terry Kim, MD, and Anthony Aldave, MD, refuse to let their busy worklives get in the way of pursuing their hobbies. For 7 years, they’ve found a way to merge their professional and personal lives by DJing at ophthalmology meetings.
Within many physicians practices, there is a relatively untapped resource for optimizing revenue—business operations data. There has never been a better time to dive into this type of data—it can show both areas of strength and opportunities for improvement.
From time to time I receive requests from a new manager or supervisor asking for any pearls of wisdom to help them as they begin their new role in the administrative field. They have the wide-eyed exuberance of youth, a child-like view at the practice they have been in for years and are now seeing for the first time with a “fresh snow” view: untouched, clean, white, gentle drifts of snow. Those of us who have been there realize they will soon see that what they are really looking at is end of winter: dirty snow and dreary, cloudy skies.