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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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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.
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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 competitive threats need to do an objective competitive analysis, including seeking perspectives from experienced professionals.
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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.
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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

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.
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Successful Physician Entrepreneurs Tap into the Power of Mornings

Tapping into the power of mornings, a time of day when there are fewer demands, is a key physician entrepreneurs use to increasing their productivity.

3 Dimensions of Medical Practice Cohesion

These 3 dimensions of cohesion will help to improve your workplace dynamic by fostering good teamwork, increasing productivity, and achieving greater success.