Steps to Opening a New Medical Practice: Part One

Opening a new medical practice can be a daunting task, but the process is simple when following the right steps. This three-part blog post series will walk through the necessary steps your practice should consider prior to opening.

Step 1: Where to Begin / Choose an EMR Wisely

You are looking to open your new medical practice, but don’t know where to begin. You have your office space picked out, and now you need to set it all up. But where to start? First, you should decide on an EMR (Electronic Medical Record) to run your practice. There are numerous things to think about when looking. You want something that is not too expensive, as you are trying to build your revenue stream and not go broke in the process. You also need software that will grow as you grow. Finally, you want something easy to learn and use. As you already are heavily involved in starting a new business, you don’t want to get bogged down with a difficult EMR startup:

  • Cost Effective
  • Expandable
  • Easy to Learn
  • Easy to Use

There are many EMRs on the market, but only a handful that are developed for small to mid-level practices. You should schedule a demonstration of the software to make sure it meets your needs. When choosing one, please consider the following:

  • Do they offer a free trial?
  • Do they offer some free training?
  • Do they have implementation specialists familiar with new practice startup?
  • Do they offer Practice Management software or billing options?

Part two of this blog post series reviews how you can determine the needs of your practice and develop a plan to ensure you run it properly.

Visit Our Dedicated New Practice Page

Opening a new practice is a big undertaking; we collected useful information and a few key recommendations to help out as you embark on this journey. It can be helpful to establish a plan to execute your first steps in the proper sequence, once you know which tasks are prerequisites for others. This helps keep your startup on schedule and helps avoid costly delays. We hope the information we collected here can help you make key start up decisions with confidence and in a timely manner. Our team can help eliminate the headaches of opening a practice so you can enjoy the personal and professional satisfaction that comes with this exciting stage of your career.

Amazing Charts Medical Practice Consultants are here to help! Click here to visit our dedicated New Practice page for materials to assist you with what you should know and be aware of when opening your new practice.