I believe this is the best time to go solo, despite declining reimbursements and rising costs. But to be successful, you must follow these rules.
1. Your costs must be rock-bottom. You simply must be a miser about costs, yet never be penny-wise and pound-foolish.
2. You can only have tools, no toys, and your tools must be inexpensive, off the shelf, mass produced, and easily trouble-shootable by you. If it can’t be fixed with a re-boot, move on!
3. Your tech-tools must be small and easily mobile. Remember, you pay per square foot for real-estate.
4. You must be digital ready and computer literate. It is a simply a pre-requisite to starting your own Lean MicroTech Practice.
5. Automate, automate, automate, and what you can’t automate it, figure out a way to automate it. Use templates, macros, forms, routines—anything that automates—as much as possible.
The Independent Urologist
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Five Rules for The Lean, Independent MicroTech Practitioner in the age of Web2.0
Posted by Richard A Schoor MD FACS at 9:55 AM