Whether you are newly certified or have been in practice for 20 years, whether you are a digital native or still using paper and pen, you can use this manual to harness online solutions to tame private practice and free you up to best serve your clients and their babies.
Think of this book as the tech version of the IBCLC—you will get information, instruction, and encouragement to implement the solutions that work best for your practice, and it will empower you to reach your fullest potential as a private practice lactation consultant.
The book that will walk you through choosing, customizing, implementing, and optimizing technology to make your private practice paperless. If you have already chosen an app or service, you can use the step-by-step guides in my book which are tailored to the specific ways lactation consultants practice. You can also use the book to decide which solutions make the most sense for your specific needs.
Throughout the book, I’ve included curated resources designed to help you dive deeper into any given topic It includes an in-depth discussion of HIPAA because it’s critical you understand your responsibilities. My goal is to provide you with the tools you need to create a paperless private practice that works efficiently and effectively, and to empower you to perform appropriate risk assessments towards a mindful use of technology.
The first half of the book provides you with a framework for understanding your legal and ethical requirements in a private practice setting, and provides tips and resources for productivity and efficiency. The second half of the book offers step-by-step guides for setting up and customizing the various solutions and systems for paperless private practice. These guides are thorough and designed for use by someone with no prior experience using technology.