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Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE

Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE
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Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE, is the CEO and Founder of ABISA, a consultancy specializing in solo and small group practice management. He has consulted with clients in multiple countries and has over 20 years of leadership and operations experience. His emphasis has been on developing and maintaining a strong relationship with physicians and identifying areas for business opportunity and support. He holds MBA degrees in both Operations Management and Information Technology & E-Business Management from Wake Forest University. He is also Board Certified in Healthcare Management and has been named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
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How to Choose the Right Physician Partner for Your Practice

A physician partner can help you grow your practice, but you have to carefully identify what each of you wants from the partnership and craft it carefully.
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Prevent Losing Your Patients by Focusing on These 4 Areas

Here are four areas practices should be attentive of in order to prevent losing current patients.
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Avoid These 4 Common Strategic Planning Mistakes

Done well, strategic planning is an extremely valuable activity that greatly improves practice performance; done poorly, it can be a waste of time.
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How Competitive Analysis Can Help You Grow Your Medical Practice

Medical practices facing a competitive threat need to find ways to get out of the echo chamber and evaluate the situation objectively, using outside perspectives from experienced professionals.
7 Reasons to Create Physician Partnerships (Adobe Stock)

7 Reasons to Create Physician Partnerships

Although your practice may be doing fine now, there may come a point where bringing in a partner could make sense, particularly if he or she has skills and experience that complement yours, and can assist with achieving the growth and health of your practice.
Be a Physician Entrepreneur and Succeed the Right Way (Adobe Stock)

Be a Physician Entrepreneur and Succeed the Right Way

Entrepreneurial physician leaders must be innovators, taking charge and continuously scanning the outside environment for new and fresh ideas.
6 Key Areas for Successful Physician Partnerships

6 Key Areas for Successful Physician Partnerships

Undertaking physician partnerships should not be rushed or taken lightly. They require much pre-planning, careful structuring, and a whole lot of continued communication in order for them to be successful.
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Why Strategic Planning is a Must for Medical Practices

Strategic planning, when treated as a work in progress rather than as a binder on a shelf can provide a medical practice with a real and lasting competitive advantage.
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What Do Patients Really Want?

Patients certainly want quality care, but they also want hospitality. We don't know how healthcare reform will shake out, but we do know that putting patients first is the best strategy.