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Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE

Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE

Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE is the CEO and founder of ABISA, a consultancy specializing in strategic healthcare initiatives.

Since founding ABISA in 2007, his emphasis has been on developing and maintaining a strong relationship with physicians and identifying areas for business opportunity and support. The company’s client list includes physician groups, hospital systems, healthcare IT organizations, venture capitalists, private equity firms, and hedge fund managers.

Nick is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a former Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. He holds MBA degrees in both Operations Management and Information Technology & E-Business Management from Wake Forest University. He is Board Certified in Healthcare Management and has been named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

He is a frequent guest lecturer and is often quoted in the national media. He has consulted with clients in multiple countries and has over 20 years of leadership and operations experience. Nick is a Subject Matter Expert in business strategy, practice management, telemedicine, health IT, and oncology.

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A Guide to Strategic Due Diligence for Physician Practice Mergers

Applying a systematic and thorough approach to strategic due diligence can yield huge returns to practices considering mergers.
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Managing Cultures During Physician Practice Merger

Culture is the most common reason why practice mergers fail. However, there are steps you can take to end up with a supportive culture.
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Is a Management Services Organization (MSO) Right For Your Practice?

Here is what you need to know before entering into a Management Services Organization (MSO) arrangement for your practice.
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What Are the Best Options to Grow Your Practice?

Figuring out the best options to grow your practice requires that you systematically evaluate your practice, your market and all available options.
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Strategic Planning for Physicians in the Age of COVID-19

The world's shifting due to COVID-19 and physicians' practices are unlikely to escape unscathed. You can prepare by initiating a strategic planning process.
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Getting a Better Handle on Your Physician Practice Management Tasks

Physician practice management tasks can be overwhelming. Here are four steps that doctors can take to free up more time for themselves.

The Importance of Succession Planning for Your Medical Practice

Succession planning is one of the most important decisions a physician will face, yet many neglect to plan their exit until they're ready to retire.
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The Post-Merger Integration Process – 4 Steps to Success

Phases prior to a merger (strategic planning, due diligence) are essential but post-merger integration is the most important part of a deal’s success.

Buying or Selling a Medical Practice? Read This First.

Buying or selling a medical practice can be complicated. Here are some key points you need to understand.

5 Critical Elements for a Successful Startup

These 5 critical elements are sometimes missing when starting a company but they aren't the only ingredients that are needed for a successful startup.

Physician Practice Valuation: What You Need to Know

The methodologies for conducting physician practice valuations of different practices may vary but the basic principles reviewed here are the same.

What is YOUR Strategy for Long-term Success?

Many medical practices claim to have a strategy when all they have done is goal setting. Here’s how to create a real strategy for long term success.