Grow Your Practice by Growing Your Network

Posted on Oct 30, 2017 by Alyessa D'Ewart

Connect with healthcare professionals in online communitiesManaging a growing healthcare practice takes up a lot of time. Even when the practice is closed, there are always invoices to send, bills to pay, and marketing strategies to devise. It can be overwhelming to try to manage everything yourself. But you don’t have to reinvent the wheel—networking with other professionals can be a great way to learn from others who have been in your position.

The best way to connect with fellow professionals in your industry is to actively participate in an online community. Find a community directed specifically to healthcare professionals and get involved. Read the discussion threads, and add your thoughts. Many people come to these communities looking for help to solve problems in their practice. If you’ve encountered similar roadblocks in your own practice, you can add your insights and discuss what you’ve tried. This type of engagement can go both ways. You’ll likely learn from someone who has already experienced a similar issue to one you’re experiencing, or pick up some tips to help improve your practice. If you participate in a community geared around software you use, you can also find information about better ways to use the software or tutorials for different features.

Beyond solving problems, an online community is a great place to build a trusted network with others inBuild a network of trusted healthcare peers your field. Communities usually have a wide variety of members—from professionals just starting their practices to healthcare veterans who have been in the business for years, and everyone in between. In an online community, there is a place for everyone. No matter their experience or location, community members can form a support system and network. By growing your network of healthcare professionals, you can find other ways to improve your practice. Communicating with others can help you identify areas for improvements, find solutions, and set goals.

Another benefit of participating in an online community is the flexibility. That’s the great part about the internet, right? It’s always available to you. In the healthcare industry, sometimes the only free minute during the day is at night after the practice is closed and the last patient has left. Other days you might have a few minutes available during the day. No matter what your schedule is, an online community is always available for you to take advantage of its resources.

Participating in an online community can help grow your practice. It might seem intimidating at first, but jump into the conversation and share your knowledge. There is a place for everyone, and the insights you can gain can take your practice from great to amazing.

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Alyessa D'Ewart

Alyessa D'Ewart

Alyessa D’Ewart is a content writer at Solutionreach. She holds a master’s degree in professional communication from Weber State University. Alyessa has spent the last three years cultivating her technical writing skills by creating content for a variety of platforms including marketing collateral, website pages, and corporate blogs. As an avid fan of the written word, she can usually be found curled up with a good book.

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