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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 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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How to Study Your Medical Practice Competition

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Understanding your medical practice competition is a crucial business activity for any physician owner. Here are some ways to approach it .
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Seven Strategies to Consider Before a Practice Merger

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Physician group mergers must be considered as a means to fulfill far greater strategic outcomes rather than mere ends in themselves.
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The Reasons Why Medical Practices Merge

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Medical practices merge to lower costs & increase capacity, but diversification, survival during tough times, and competitive advantage play a role as well.
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The Competitive Advantage of Strategic Planning

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Medical practices that consistently apply a disciplined approach to strategic planning are better prepared to evolve as local markets change and industry undergoes reform.
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Do You Know the Shared Vision of Your Private Practice?

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It is imperative that all physician owners have a shared vision and that all staff members are aware of the desired future direction of the practice.
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What Medical Practices Should Know About Joint Ventures

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Forming a joint venture with another healthcare organization may be seen as a plausible solution. The success of a joint venture though highly depends on thorough research and analysis of the objectives. Here are some pros and cons of joint ventures for medical practices.
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How to Meet the Challenge of a Strategic Merger of Practices

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The decision to merge should be fully vetted before physician groups decide to go ahead given the risks and the average performance of returns.
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Is a Joint Venture Right For Your Practice?

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

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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.
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A Guide to Strategic Diligence for Physician Practice Mergers

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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.

How to Determine the Financial Metrics of Medical Practices

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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

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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.