Strengthening Patient Care: The Power of Networking in Healthcare Practices

networking in healthcare

Professionals in all industries depend on one essential tool for building career success: networking. In particular, a diverse network helps health professionals improve patient care and secure new practice resources. But what does networking in healthcare settings typically look like? 

Besides mastering modifiers in medical billing, the PracticeForces team is adept at helping practices build a professional network. Keep reading for more on how to build a powerful network and more.


Practice Networking in Healthcare

Identifying and using a networking opportunity can open many doors for your practice. When you add people to your clinic or practice’s network, you allocate resources via those professional relationships. 

For example, let’s say you don’t fully understand how the No Surprises Act could affect your clinic. You publish a relevant post on your preferred social media platform requesting guidance. Then, the people connected to or following your profile reply with helpful sources of information or their own experiences regarding the new law’s impact. 

If you’ve built an effective network, this kind of assistance saves you the time you’d otherwise spend researching and decoding the topic alone. Additionally, you would have learned more about the respondents’ shared knowledge. 


Explore Networking Strategies

How can you begin networking in healthcare settings? First, choose the networking technique that best suits your needs, such as:

  • Personal: Make connections within and beyond the people you interact with through work. Using a personal technique might mean building relationships with coworkers, who go on to introduce you to outside connections.
  • Operational: Your workplace offers an operational networking opportunity. However, staying within those circles limits your possibilities, so be sure to branch out.
  • Strategic: Connections that predict and shape an industry’s future are strategic, helping you understand and navigate rising trends, technology, and what makes practices more efficient and cost-effective


Build Your Network

So, how can your practice prioritize professional networking in healthcare and any connected industries? Explore some suggestions below:

  • Social media platforms: Professional social media sites such as LinkedIn offer unlimited opportunities to reach peers, host discussions, and engage with new people virtually. 
  • Event attendance: Conferences, workshops, and discussion panels present fantastic spaces to speak with healthcare professionals and others in person. Attendees will be receptive to your offers to exchange contact information in these settings, so be sure to follow up with phone calls and emails!
  • Organization memberships: Joining a relevant organization grows your network and allows you to learn more about your healthcare niche. For example, guilds for nurses and doctors or associations overseeing research in specialty fields allow you to dive deeper into your service area.
  • Time with peers: Nothing beats old-fashioned one-on-one coffee or lunch dates with your favorite connections. You can also use this time to debrief about personal and professional struggles and connect on a more personal level.


Discover More Healthcare Solutions With PracticeForces

If you’d like a little guidance, the experienced team at PracticeForces looks forward to assisting you with networking in healthcare. We have developed solutions to assist practices of all sizes in improving the patient financial experience, securing resources, and streamlining operations. Discover what we can offer you at 727-202-5429 today!

Parul Garg, CEO and co-founder of PracticeForces, has significantly contributed to the growth of over 1,000 U.S. medical practices through her expertise in medical billing and coding since the company’s inception in 2003. With a background in Computer Science and an MBA in Human Resources, her leadership and AAPC-certified coding skills have been pivotal in managing the company’s operations effectively.

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