There’s a raft of issues to consider when selling up as a practice owner
and making the transition back to an associate. Here, we look at some
of the challenges you may never have previously considered.
We actively encourage members to contact us for advice to provide peace of mind and to help prevent a concern or problem escalating.
MPS does not use the number of requests for advice as part of its risk assessment of a member. This includes determining their membership subscription.
In exceptional cases, where a request for advice involves facts or circumstances of a highly unusual or unique nature it might trigger a general review of an individual’s risk profile. However, we stress that this would be very unusual.
So, if you want to discuss a dento-legal issue or need advice on how to prevent a concern or problem escalating, please do let us know - we are only a phone call away.
From a risk management perspective, you should look for ease of printing all relevant patient record information, ideally with a single click. Many current computer systems do not easily print out the whole record. It is also important to be able to print out historical information, such as earlier dental charts and periodontal records.
Many systems currently only print out the most recent chart. As well as the accurate chronological reproducibility of the complete patient record you might also want to consider the ability to print out individual patient treatment plan summaries and pricing that can be offered to the patient to sign at the time of the initial examination.
In addition the system needs to back up to a remote site to ensure data can be restored following an unexpected system failure or service interruption.