Looking Ahead: Preparing for Q4 2023 and Beyond

Featured Advice - Symplast

As September winds down, it’s time to set our sights on the upcoming quarters, especially Q4 2023 and 2024. Whether you’re a veteran in the business world or a newcomer, establishing precise and purposeful objectives is the cornerstone of success. But what if your Electronic Health Records (EHR) system becomes an obstacle rather than a facilitator? This was the central theme of a recent dialogue between Randy Torban, Symplast’s Senior Practice Analyst, and Amy Anderson from Brinson Anderson Consulting.

Harnessing Q4 for Thoughtful Business Strategy

Amy Anderson, the co-founder of Brinson Anderson Consulting, recently highlighted that many medical practices see a surge in activity during the autumn and winter months, both in surgical and non-surgical procedures. This period is golden for evaluating current strategies, identifying gaps, and planning improvements. Anderson emphasizes that many professionals, especially doctors, might miss out on this strategic evaluation due to their hectic schedules.

The Power of Quarterly Objectives

While setting annual targets is crucial for sustained growth, dissecting those yearly aims into manageable, short-term tasks is equally essential. Q4 is the perfect window to review the year’s achievements and draft a roadmap for the upcoming year.

Amy Anderson champions the idea of 90-day objectives. She believes “A year can be overwhelming, leading to distractions.” The remedy? Pinpoint three to four primary goals for the next quarter.

EHR’s Role in Your Quarterly Objectives

Given the bustling nature of medical practices, even a quarter might seem fleeting. Amy probes, “How does your EHR fit into this?” If a practice is contemplating an EHR transition, she recommends making that the focal point for the quarter. She said, “Such a transition is a quarter-long objective on its own.” She advises against introducing other major shifts simultaneously to maintain efficiency.

Symplast’s Approach: Synchronizing with Your Ambitions

Randy Torban of Symplast offers a fresh angle for those pondering an EHR system overhaul. He suggests evaluating your aspirations, whether expanding services, refining appointment processes, or onboarding new team members. Then, consider how an EHR transition can spark these ambitions.

The integration phase for most EHR platforms, Symplast included, typically spans 30 to 60 days. This aligns seamlessly with the 90-day goal philosophy. Throughout this phase, Symplast’s dedicated onboarding experts from the US collaborate closely with clients, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free transition. This sets the stage for a robust beginning in 2024 with an EHR system that optimizes operations, augments patient interactions, and aids in realizing other crucial objectives.

Final Thoughts

Now’s the moment for intentional strategizing. As Q4 is on the horizon, the emphasis should be on crafting and pursuing tangible yet ambitious targets to thrust your practice into a thriving 2024. Your EHR system plays a pivotal role in this journey. Symplast is here to offer bespoke solutions to address your challenges and bolster your aspirations.

If your goals for the next quarter or 2024 revolve around elevating your practice, contact Symplast to discover our innovative offerings.

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