Authors Posts by Nick Hernandez, MBA, FACHE

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 Meet the Challenge of a Strategic Merger of Practices

Mergers represent a challenging and risky strategic decision. The decision to merge should be fully challenged before physician groups decide to go ahead, particularly given the average performance of the returns and the risk associated with the potential outcomes.
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Is a Joint Venture Right For Your Practice?

A joint venture is an agreement between two or more healthcare entities usually entered with a specific goal in mind. Each party is invested in terms of capital contribution, the time and effort put forth to complete the defined tasks. The partners pool their resources and expertise and share in the risks and rewards.
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The Importance of Succession Planning for Your Medical Practice

Succession planning isn't something you can do once and forget. It is also advisable to have at least annual discussions with key employees regarding succession planning, including how to manage effectively during a transition.
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Considerations Before a Physician Practice Merger

For those that are considering merging with another private practice entity, there are many things to strategize about vice just assuming there will be a windfall of benefits by consummating a merger.

Selling a Medical Practice? Here’s What You Need to Know

Valuing a medical practice is more of an art than a science and you must always keep in mind that the "Asking Price" is NOT the purchase price.

A Guide to Strategic Diligence for Physician Practice Mergers

For those that are considering merging with another private practice entity, applying a systematic approach to strategic due diligence can yield huge returns to practices considering mergers.
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How to Determine the Financial Metrics of Medical Practices

Financial metrics not only help to track the performance of your practice but also can be used to increase accountability of your in-house staff as well as outsourced billing companies.
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How to Amplify the Operational Performance of Medical Practices

Performance metrics help you know how well the practice is doing as well as determine what needs to change and what should stay the same.

Why Strategic Planning Needs to Be an Evolutionary Solution

We should view strategic planning as a process that involves continuous adjustment and improvement. It is a solution-by-evolution, not a solution-by-engineering.

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.

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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