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Category Archives: Medical Record Retention

Tips on Closing Your Medical Practice

Closing a medical practice is a complex undertaking and requires a carefully planned strategy. Here are 8 tips to remember when closing your practice*: 1. Inform your staff three months in advance of the anticipated closing date. 2. Make sure … Continue reading

Changing Careers: Transitioning Out of Medicine is Easier Than You Think

Life is all about new beginnings and new directions, so if you’ve been thinking about transitioning out of medicine into a second career before you retire, there may be no better time than the present to do so. Everyone has … Continue reading

RETIRING DOCTOR SPARKS PATHOLOGY CLOSURE

Where are all the doctors? It’s a crucial question, since these days, physician shortages are widespread — and not without consequences. In Bonnyville, Alta., for instance, Alberta Health Services (AHS) decided to close the hospital’s two-person pathology department rather than … Continue reading

After Medical Practice Closure – A New Chapter

after Medical Practice closure… a new chapter begins So you’ve decided to hang up your stethoscope and close your medical practice. Now what? Far from being an end point, retirement marks a new beginning, a gateway to the exciting next … Continue reading

The Proactive Patient

According to a recent CBC news article, in the weeks after delivering a child in July, 2008, a Toronto-area woman noticed a dead-fish smell emanating from her body. Isn’t that a disgusting scenario? Turns out the source of the smell … Continue reading

Unattached Patient Programs – How Health Care Connect Helps Your Patients Locate New Physicians

  As you prepare to close your medical practice, you may feel concern over your patients’ ability to find a new health care practitioner. Of course, posting a notice in your office, mailing a letter to active patients or running … Continue reading

EMR or Retirement?… The Physician Dilemma

The decision to use an EMR when you’re close to retirement can be problematic for a physician. There is little doubt that the leap from paper to EMR is a quantum one. It may take many months to implement an … Continue reading

Saying Farewell to Patients

Since its start in 1997, RSRS has worked with hundreds of Canadian doctors who have closed their medical practices.  Whether retiring or relocating, saying farewell to your patients is never a simple task.  In many cases we see doctors who … Continue reading

Proper Drug Disposal Protocol for Closing Medical Practices

Now that you’ve decided retire and close your medical practice, have you given any thought to the disposal of medicines you have on hand? Whether expired or not, you will want to follow established protocols for disposing of FDA regulated … Continue reading

How To Notify Your Staff When Closing Your Medical Practice