Saturday, April 23, 2005

Once upon a time in an age long ago Doc started a blog to facilitate the sharing of information, forms, programs, practices, referrals, etc., among the lone practitioners or very small practices out there who cannot afford the cost of a part time practice, can't find software for a company with less than 10,000 clients, can't make sense out of simple accounting programs because we don't need about 95 percent of their capabilities, don't know when we will be jailed for the slightest lapse in HIPAA security of PHI - Oh, you get the idea. I don't know where it went. I suspect that it is lurking somewhere here on Google Blogs but has been acquired by them since I began it elsewhere.
I reserve the right to modify or remove any post deemed objectionable or illegal. If you have found useful ways of combining Microsoft© Office modules, developed or know of free or inexpensive psychological evaluation algorithms or other procedures for quantifying and databasing the results, developed effective billing practices, made electronic medical records work for you - Again, you get the idea. The mission of this blog should be to more adequately serve our clients while making a living wage for ourselves as entrepreneurs and professionals.
As starter questions; Do you see clients in an office of your own, at your home, in a time share office or session sublet office, or do you make house calls? Which works best for you? What is the simplest and cheapest record keeping and billing software available? How do you determine what your "real" fees are for any given client, rich or not.
Go with it. Let's talk!


Blogger Doc said...

Has anyone used MS Outlook 2003 with Business Tools as a way to store important PHI client information? How are the categories (primarily business oriented) changed to reflect information we need regarding clients? Do "forms" apply here? The calendar function of Outlook can obviously be used for scheduling but entries will only accept 999 spaces of input, an obvious drawback to its use as a repository for medical records information. Can it be linked automatically to Word or Notepad? Can these entries be included in an Access database with test results, billing information (using Excel) or otherwise be made into a functional overall MH practitioner's tool? Anyone with workable ideas please contribute.

May 02, 2005 2:27 PM  
Blogger Doc said...

Help! Nobody is noticing me so I guess I have to both beg and advertise. My wife died in January of this year after I bought out of my hospital practice in 2002 to be her full time caregiver. After mourning and a major unipolar depression I now am trying to get my practice up to even half speed and the cats don't seem inclined to help except for emotional support. If you happen across this and don't need anything like it yourself, please mention it to a colleague who might find it of interest. Thanks.

June 06, 2005 12:06 PM  

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