Getting started in healthcare business
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- Questions to ask before entering into business (for healthcare professionals)
- Exploring a brief journey of a successful health practitioner in business.
- A splash on interest, and sprinkling of motivation
- A Desire to enter into healthcare business
- Healthcare Professional student
- General business interest
This course is for students of healthcare, or early graduates in healthcare thinking about heading into business.
This is not an instructional video, but an exploration of some lessons, I have learnt over 20 years as a healthcare practitioner in the private sector.
The videos follows through a journey of my many adventures as a physiotherapist/physical therapist. Owning a private clinic, managing multiple health services, pioneering in specialized services, running super slim setups, and also community appointments through associations and local government.
Each video will end with a something for you to think about.
Business is never as straight forward as exams or school, but armed with the right frame of mind and asking the right questions, the business journey can be one full of excitement, explorations, lessons and most of all successes.
- Healthcare professionals in the making (student or early graduate)
- People who haven't started but have the dream of running their own healthcare business
This course is designed for students and early graduates who have chosen a career in healthcare services. Specifically it is for those who eventually want to run their own business in a healthcare service.
I draw from my close to 20 years experience as a physiotherapist, and use what I have experienced myself to give you some simple pointers if you have a dream of owning a business, running a clinic, or delivering a service in the private sector.
Each lecture explores a small portion of my adventure a physiotherapist in business, and encourages a small task to aid in your thinking.
It is not about telling you exactly what to do because there is no definite pathway in business, but to prepare your thinking so you can head into business with confidence.
I was fortunate enough to be able to buy into a practice, but also to learn many lessons the hard way. In the years to come I have loved talking to young practitioners about some of the struggles or successes in those years.
If you are considering running a small practice or clinic, you should approach a few successful people in your respective field to have a chat about their experience, you'll be surprised who may be willing to give you a few good tips to help you on your way.
As I continued my journey in healthcare business, I had the opportunity to work with a team of people and eventually manage 13 sites around the city.
As you grow, or even in earlier stages you may have some friends or family you're thinking about heading into business with. Whatever you do make sure everyone is on the same page, and make sure their is always good communication between everyone.
When you are heading into business there is no one pathway that works. Companies big or small can get things wrong. Sometimes when you share your ideas and passions with others, they may not understand fully.
There will be those with only positive things to say, some only negative, and also some people with great wisdom. Get all the opinions, gather your thoughts, and make your own decisions on the matter. Ultimately it is up to you how well you succeed.
There is always an ideal way in your mind of how you would like to run your business. However you also have to take in to account what your customers want, what your loved ones want, and what you want as well.
Another way to head into business is not to think of anything new or fill a gap, but how you can improve current services. Is there a service in your industry you think you can improve on?
Lets face it, we are generally very set in our ways. I admit this myself! It doesn't hurt though to get points of view from people outside your current networks. Something that may be so straight forward for 1 person may not be for the other. We have a lot to learn from each other in order to build on each others' success.
Thanks for sitting through this series. I encourage you to explore, learn, and have a lot of fun in your business journey. Sure, there will be hard times, but the successes are worth it.
Would love to hear your thoughts, or your business ideas.
Arthur Lee (www.arthurlee.com.au)