Book Title: The Medical Entrepreneur: Pearls, Pitfalls and Practical Business Advice for Doctors (Third Edition)
Publisher: Nano 2.0 Business Press
Author: MD, Steven M. Hacker
"A comprehensive primer on the business skills essential for physicians."- Kirkus Reviews "A doctors' guide to entrepreneurship..."- Kirkus Reviews This is the new third edition (2015-2016) of the most popular business and practice management book for physicians, medical students and medical residents. Thousands of doctors and entrepreneurs have bought this book before joining a group or starting their own practice or entrepreneurial venture. The brand new third edition contains NEW FORMATTING AND NEW MATERIAL for the same low price as past editions. This third edition includes a bonus section to help entrepreneurs and doctors source out specific vendors' and their products and services to get a jumpstart on your business or medical practice. WARNING AND ADVICE for Doctors & Medical students and entrepreneurs: BEFORE JOINING A GROUP PRACTICE OR STARTING A NEW BUSINESS, DO NOT SIGN ANY CONTRACTS UNTIL YOU HAVE FINISHED READING THIS BOOK. This book is written to help doctors, medical residents, medical students, and physicians in private practice and academia avoid costly business mistakes in their post medical school career. It is uniquely written from the perspective of a successful physician entrepreneur. Busy doctors with little time can quickly access critical cost saving information when joining or starting a private practice. Topics include everything from how to set up a practice, sign a contract with another group, hire another doctor, contract with insurance companies, understand health regulations including the HITECH stimulus act, how to qualify to receive stimulus funds, billing in the office, hiring and firing personnel, picking a location, obtaining hospital privileges, applying for the required licenses, electronic health records, practice management software, health technology in the office, how to protect your estate, liability issues,marketing and public relations, design of the medical office and more. Also written for the physician entrepreneur, the book explains how to raise capital, term sheets, understanding venture capital, board of directors, incorporation election issues, how to understand financials, balance sheets, negotiations, hiring the management team, how to take an idea and turn it into an operating business, how to protect your intellectual property, copyrights, trademarks, patents, customer acquisition and how to deal with a business when things go wrong. The book covers much more and includes expert "stat consults" or opinions from corporate attorneys, intellectual property attorneys, board certified health care attorneys and estate attorneys.