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Buying A New Vaccine Fridge

I recently mentioned the awesome vaccine management productions put on by the AAP (via SOAPM) and I hope everyone here had a chance to participate in the seminar.  If you didn’t, here are the awesome handouts! During our Users’ Conference last week, a client approached me with questions about buying a new refrigerator for vaccine …

Are You A SOAPM member?

I can’t imagine how anyone with interest in this blog wouldn’t also be a SOAPM member.   But perhaps someone out there is missing out.  SOAPM is, by far, the best source of pediatric practice management information on a national scale.  Here’s a great reason to join: The American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Administration and …

AAP NCE Redux

Short of riding the mechanical bulls on Bourbon Street, I think we fulfilled our social requirements at the AAP NCE this week.  I starting making a list of people I got to greet, but gave up after 50.  And it always remains a treat to meet people I’ve only known virtually – thanks for introducing …

Practice Management at the 2012 AAP NCE

In years past, I have gone through the entire NCE schedule and highlighted the talks or meetings I had hoped to crash.  This year, Jose Lopez (the manager of the SOAPM section), put this awesome handout together. This puts my work to shame.

SOAPM Party

I’m just going to call it the “SOAPM party.”  We can pretend it’s all formal and official, but the fact is that it’s simply a lot of fun even when the SOAPM executive committee members are dancing on the tables. If you’re going to the NCE, come join us on Saturday night, the info is …

PCC UC and SOAPM

It doesn’t take much besides a change in title to turn a PCC Users’ Conference into an impromptu SOAPM gathering.  I took some quick shots of well known SOAPM contributors cooling off before heading out to dinner…can you name them all? [click to enlarge] I see Lynn Cramer/Jill Valuch,  Jeanne Marconi (though that one is …

Delayed NCE Blog

[Most of this blog was originally ‘penned’ live from the NCE, but a conspiracy of time-consuming events – namely, dining out with Friends of PCC – kept me from completing it on time.] I’m seated at our booth (1827 I think), debriefing myself about yesterday’s events. Whew, busy time.  We must have 2x more staff here …

New Patient Benchmarks

One of my little birdies mentioned discussions on the SOAPM mailing list about new patient benchmarks – what kind of visit volume should be focused on new visits? Although, on a practice by practice basis, it’s difficult to determine what these figures should be, having the benchmarks can help. Here they are:   Make sure …

Important Changes at the AAP

I interrupt all my work bring two important announcements for those who haven’t heard. First, news from the AAP national: AAP Appoints Founding Medical Director of their Child Health Informatics Center (CHIC) I am pleased to announce that Christoph U. Lehmann, MD, has been appointed the founding Medical Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics …