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Has Shannon’s Dream Practice Analysis left her feeling like life is sweet?

“Hey, it’s my favorite customers!” Mike kissed his wife and ruffled the kids’ hair as they slipped in through the back door of his restaurant.

“Hi, Shannon,” said the chef. “I think we might have some treats for the kids.”

“Treats?” they chorused.

“Mostly broccoli and asparagus,” teased the chef, “but there might be a cookie or two as well.”

“We should probably get them out of the kitchen, Shannon,” Mike suggested. “It’s not the safest place for a passel of kids, especially when we get busy. Grab a stalk of broccoli, kids, and let’s go find a table.”

Mike checked the whole kitchen with a glance and, satisfied, shepherded his family out to a table in a quiet corner of the restaurant.”

“Runs like a dream, doesn’t it?” Shannon said, grabbing a cookie from the plate she’d carried out.

“Most of the time,” Mike agreed. “I’ve worked very hard to get it this way, but now I have just enough excitement to keep it interesting.”

Mike and Shannon smiled at each other for a moment over their children’s heads. Then Mike remembered. “Today was your Dream Practice thing, right?”

“Right,” echoed Shannon. “It was great. Really, just going through the process has clarified things for me. You were right; it’s been a while since I took a high level look at my business.”

“It’s easy to get distracted,” Mike smiled.

“Very easy. But we went through the difference between ROI and expenses and compared our practice stats with some industry benchmarks for the things we offer, and it really made sense. I’d say it gave me some direction.”

“Just going through the figures probably helped a lot.”

“With an objective expert perspective, yes. We hadn’t really identified the right metrics to track. We didn’t capture all the data we should and we didn’t really know what to do with the information we had,”

“So the Dream Practice process really showed you all that?”

“Plus some opportunities and even some guarantees. I’m really glad I did it.”

The cookies were gone and the kids were getting restless, but Shannon had just wanted to share her satisfaction with her husband. A quick visit was better than waiting till Mike got home after the restaurant closed.

“I’d better get these three home and ready for bed. Thanks for taking some time out.”

Mike bent down to get kisses from the kids and saw his family out.

Has Shannon’s Dream Practice Analysis left her feeling like life is sweet?

Disclaimer: For HIPAA compliance, all characters appearing in this post are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons or actual events is purely coincidental.

4 replies
  1. David
    David says:

    As much as practice owners generally don’t want to think about numbers — with the possible exception of revenue and accounts receivable — sometimes it’s a necessary evil. Fortunately, the Dream Practice Analysis makes it possible to understand and appreciate the data, so they can act accordingly.

  2. Robin Kortman
    Robin Kortman says:

    Providers often focus on patient treatments and not
    evaluating his or her practice, by completing the Dream Practice Analysis this
    allow providers to see area where they are excelling in addition to areas where
    they need to implement a structure process. When completing the DPAs, one example I find
    most often as a coach, is providers don’t track missed patient appointments,
    which leads to patient attritions, loss of referrals and income. I would recommend implementing the patient
    monitoring for no shows makes staff accountable for following up with patients,
    track able and reduces patient attrition.

  3. Josh Wolf
    Josh Wolf says:

    The Dream Practice analysis might seem like a scary proposition for a provider who generally sticks to looking at 2-3 metrics on a monthly basis. When completed it’s almost guaranteed to open your eyes and your mind to a new way of thinking about your practice and profitability

  4. Charles Pritchard
    Charles Pritchard says:

    In order to make an informed decision, providers need to have a big picture of what their practice looks like from different operational areas. The Dream Practice Analysis looks at these areas and can show a provider where they are doing well and where improvement is needed.

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