The Meeker Minute
With Dr. Ron Meeker
Today’s employees have different expectations than they did pre-COVID. Beyond salary and benefits, they’re looking for opportunities for advancement and flexibility as well.
There are several hot-button areas where today’s employees are seeking improvement in working conditions, but one of the most challenging for ECPs is the desire for flexibility in hours, days and location of work.
With competition for quality employees peaking, now is a good time to make sure your practice offers what job-seekers are looking for.
Patients have shifted away from being reliant on a professional and immediately seeking their assistance. Practices willing to make it easier for patients to play a more active role in their own care will thrive in this new environment.
One of the many attitude changes resulting from the pandemic has been an increased desire on the part of patients to be in control of their healthcare. Some of this stems from a distrust in the government and the healthcare system at large due to the way the recent...
The demand for convenient access to care is already being addressed by major players in our industry. Patients want to see that their providers are responding to the call for more patient-centric care and leaning into technology that enables the practice to conform to their lifestyle rather than the other way around.
The mindset of consumers and employees has changed considerably in the past 18 months. We need to understand and respond to the new ethos of those we serve and those who help us serve them.
Your business may benefit significantly by having an unbiased person review your numbers. Identifying just one or two areas that you’ve missed that are ripe for improvement can make a substantial difference in your bottom line.
Preparing ahead by reviewing information in your EHR will result in a win for both your patients and the practice.
Nothing reduces your productivity more than unplanned open slots in your schedule. New technologies can help you obtain solid confirmations from patients.
About The Meeker Minute
You can change your practice for the better – one minute at a time. While “big initiatives” are always important to consider, oftentimes the real change happens in small moments, just a minute or two, as you implement sustainable, healthy habits that improve your practice in manageable, bite-size increments.
The Meeker Minute is a collection of quick wins that anybody can put into play. Build a better team, serve your patients better, and enjoy better business performance – one minute at a time..
About Ron Meeker
Dr. Meeker has been in practice in his home town of Vestal, NY since 1985. He is a graduate of Colgate University and the University of California at Berkeley School of Optometry. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy since 1988 and was among the first group of optometrists to achieve Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry in 2011. Dr. Meeker was an early adopter of electronic health records, beginning in 1997.
After 35 years in active practice, Dr. Meeker is transitioning his legacy practice to a younger practitioner as he turns his attention to the next phase of his career. He looks forward to sharing his expertise with the eyeTHRIVE community, and assisting other practitioners in developing their best practices.