Top Reasons Why Face-to-Face Networking is Essential

How many times have you spoken to someone via email and felt a personal disconnect? We live in technologically advanced, social media thriving world, where much of our communication has moved online. While there are many advantages to virtual communication, it is often times immensely impersonal. This blog explores the most significant reasons why face-to-face networking is essential now more than ever.

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Top Networking Opportunities For Private Practice Dietitians

Networking is vital to the success of any private practice or business in general. This blog will delve further into some of the networking opportunities that are available to nutrition professionals. 

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The Importance of Networking & The Power it Holds

Networking is a form of communication, whether it be verbal or virtual, in which it allows you to promote and market yourself, your expertise in your specialty area, your brand, and your business. It also gives you the amazing ability to make connections, influence others and grow your clientele.

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10 Steps to Setting up a Thriving Nutrition Practice

Now that you’ve named your practice, what’s next?  This is where the challenging part begins.  There are several steps involved. Step 1- Register Your Business Depending on your selected business structure (read our blog for more info), you may need to file business registration.  We recommend consulting an accountant to obtain the right legal protocol […]

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Tips for Naming Your Nutrition Practice

A name says so much.  It can have a positive or a negative impact on your business.  We live in a world where names carry much meaning, so it’s a good rule of thumb to consider various aspects of your practice before moving forward with the process of creating a business name.  Below are a few questions […]

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The Best Business Structures For Private Nutrition Practices

If you are starting your own private practice, there are many factors to consider; practice location, website setup, marketing strategies, referral pathways…A crucial piece of the puzzle (and the topic of this blog post) is business structure. When examining business structures, you need to decide on what type will best fit your needs now, but also […]

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Low Cost Marketing for Your Practice

When you are working to establish your practice’s presence online, it can be easy to assume the best way to promote your services is to use paid advertising on platforms like Facebook. But there are actually many different ways to market your practice for little cost. Webinar Hosting a webinar is a free way to […]

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HIPAA Compliance For Private Practice Dietitians 101 (Part 1)

When running a modern private practice it is vital that you and your staff have a good understanding of HIPAA requirements. If you are totally new to HIPAA, I will cover the Who, What, When, Where and Why of the privacy and security act.

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Four Easy Steps to Setting-up a Website for Your Practice

Creating a website for your practice is like setting up a virtual office for clients to visit.  While visiting your website, prospective clients can learn more information about your approach to nutrition and how to schedule appointments. However, many dietitians struggle to balance the administrative aspects of their business and their work with clients. How […]

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How to Create Engaging Social Media Content Fast!

In our connected world, many private practice dietitians depend on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter to reconnect with existing clients and locate new ones. When you’re time poor and running a busy practice, there are often not enough hours in the day to find engaging content for your social media feeds. The process […]

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3 Ways Dietitians Can Increase Follow-Up Appointments

Today, it is common practice for providers to schedule a follow-up appointment before the client has even left the office. But that doesn’t stop the no-call, no-show clients who wreck your calendar and make rescheduling a hassle. So how do you put a stop to this lack of follow through? Explain the need for follow-ups […]

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All You Need to Know PQRS & MIPS (Dietitian Edition)

PQRS ended in December 2016 and was replaced by Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). MIPS has many similar aspects to PQRS, however, it a brand new system. While Registered Dietitians were considered as eligible professionals under the PQRS program, they are currently excluded from MIPS.

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How Choose to the Right HIPAA Compliant Email Provider For Your Private Practice

Kalix’s Messaging functionality allows you to securely communicate clients and contacts. But, when choosing your practice’s email provider, HIPAA Compliance must be at the top of your checklist for requirements.

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Legal Considerations When Using Online Electronic Signatures

Kalix makes it easy for your practice to go completely paperless. Being able to securely share paperwork and collect electronic signatures online is now paramount for the modern healthcare practice. Kalix’s extensive template library includes many electronic agreements and notices including HIPAA forms, practice policies and Advanced Beneficiary Notices of Noncoverage (ABN). Alternatively, set up […]

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Why I love the Nutrition Care Process

Wow, I just came across this post. I drafted it an entire year ago but never published it. I wrote the content below after speaking at an electronic health record showcase in Melbourne Australia. I talked about a topic that is very close to my heart, Kalix’s electronic document feature, mainly it’s ability to track client outcomes and measure […]

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Using Technology to Manage Your Practice Part 2

I will look at example solutions that can assist with the management of a private practice. If you are looking to implementing a new technology or solution, investigate and evaluate the different options available first to make sure they meet your specific requirements. The clever use of technology can make the difference between having an effective and profitable practice and running one that isn’t…Technology can assist a practice to become more efficient, through automation and the removal of unprofitable and wasted time. But remember, use technology smartly.

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Using Technology to Manage Your Practice Part 1

Technology can help us to work smarter, and more efficiently, avoiding duplication, and wasted time. However, it is important that you choose technology smartly. You do not want to use technology, whether it is the latest mobile device or cloud based software solution, just because it is new or ‘trendy’. You need to examine the tasks you are looking at improving, whether it’s emailing marketing or scheduling clients’ appointments and consider whether the solution will actually make a difference. For example, if I only drive around my local area and I know my local area quite well, then purchasing a GPS may not be a prudent investment….

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IDNT and the Nutrition Care Process: PART 3-PES Statements

Welcome to Part 3 of my journey through the of IDNT and the Nutrition Care Process. I hope you enjoyed Part 1 Nutrition Assessment and Part 2 Nutrition Diagnosis. The Nutrition Care Process is the systematic approach to providing high-quality nutrition care developed the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Kalix‘s electronic documentation feature was built on […]

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The Review of PCEHR: The good, the questionable and the ugly

The findings of the PCEHR (stands for Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records, the Australian national e-Health records) review were released publicly two weeks ago. I thought I would provide a bit of a summary of this document, particularly in relation to what the review recommends for Allied Health. It’s a 91 page document and a […]

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IDNT and The Nutrition Care Process: Part 2 Nutrition Diagnosis

Welcome to Part 2 of my journey through the of IDNT and the Nutrition Care Process. I hope you enjoyed part 1 Nutrition Assessment, click here to read. The Nutrition Care Process is the systematic approach to providing high-quality nutrition care developed the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. Kalix‘s electronic documentation feature was built on […]

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