People go into the medical field because they want to help people. It isn’t until later that they realize that in order to help people they often have to open a practice, which means running a business. Or hiring an office manager to run their business.
Over the last 30 years Splash has worked with many medical practices, dental offices and health professionals. From the forms that patients complete, to their appointment reminders, and the marketing that asks them for referrals, printing is just one tool needed to run a business.
We often hear from our client, “ Our focus is on helping more patients.” As your Printing Partner we have complied our top 5 tips to help you leverage your time to help you keep your focus:
1.) Save time by using a printer that can handle all your needs. From forms, to marketing, even business cards and stationary. All can be handled in one place, if you have the right partner.
2.) Keep a copy of all your forms digitally. Again a good partner will help you manage your printing, but you want to keep all the forms in one easy to access place so reordering is easier.
3.) Keep editable forms of your documents. You want to keep an editable version of most of your documents so if information changes, you can quickly update the form without rebuilding it from scratch. This doesn’t mean they have to be in a format that you can edit. In fact most well built forms are designed in software the everyday user does not have access to. But if you have the right format a graphic designer should be able to use your files to make edits for you. (If you want to know what format that is we can let you know.)
4.) We all know patient care is about the details. A smile when they walk in. A friendly environment. Any document you hand to your patient, leaves an impression. Your forms should be branded and designed to make them easy to complete. Your marketing material needs to be professional. Having a Printing Partner with an in-house graphic designer can help you create the positive experience that can lead to more patient referrals and higher patient satisfaction.
5.) Have a Printing Partner that is a real life person. When things need to be professional and effective you don’t have time to train the 18 year old working at Kinkos on your forms and branding. Working with a real life partner locally can help you save time and ensure a higher caliber of output.
While things many things may change in healthcare, one thing remains. Your time is best spent working with the patient. Printing should be one of those details that a good partner can help manage for you. This tips can help you ask the right questions to make sure you have the right partner in place.
Looking for a new Printing Partner? Splash provides all the support and services listed above. Call us (480) 483-0166 to get more information about how we can become “your go to Printing partner. ”