I just got back from an 18-day trip to Svalbard Island, deep in the Arctic Circle and halfway between Norway and the North Pole. We started in Copenhagen and finished in Oslo. The best part of the trip was spent spotting polar bears and other Arctic wildlife at Svalbard Island.
Every CLNC consultant worries endlessly, and to some extent needlessly, about privacy. Without getting into a discussion, let’s talk first about the hippo in the room – HIPAA. It’s been said that law firms are not covered entities under HIPAA (hooray).
Research Proves What Legal Nurse Consultants Already Know – A Simple Sorry Reduces Medical Malpractice Cases
One thing every Certified Legal Nurse Consultant knows is that a simple apology by a healthcare provider often goes a long way in disarming anger in patients. But what if a doctor or representative of a healthcare facility were to apologize to a victim of medical malpractice? Do you think that might reduce the number of lawsuits and the associated costs of litigation? It actually does (and that saves us all money)!
I’m not a pack-rat, but I’ll admit a couple of bookshelves in the business section of my “library” are a bit over-run by books I’ve read, plan to read and some books I will probably never read. The other day Tom was doing some unsolicited (and unwanted) Spring cleaning and ran across a book given to me by the marketing guru Seth Godin. Tom looked at the cover and asked me “Vickie, what the #&%* is a meatball sundae?” He held the book up and I laughed because it does indeed have a photograph of a pretty unappealing meatball sundae (as well as a funny shot of Seth in a chef’s cap).
Have you ever tried to figure out how to disprove or validate those rumors that go around the Internet? These are the ones about computer viruses in messages from political figures, whether the IRS really wants to share unclaimed income tax refunds with you or absolutely anything that comes in an email from your parents. If you’re like me, sometimes you need to find out what’s true and what’s not – especially if you’re a legal nurse consultant trying to construct security rules for your office network. Well, look no farther than Snopes.com. This is an advertising-supported site that researches and debunks just about every urban legend out there.
To be successful day after day in our legal nurse consulting business, we must approach each day with new and different strategies. I’ve asked the CLNC Pros to share a different strategy (old or new) they’ve recently implemented for their CLNC business. Add these 6 strategies and you too will achieve long-term legal nurse consulting success like a CLNC Pro.
Promise 5: I Believe as a Nurse I Really Can Do Anything – Like Starting My Legal Nurse Consulting Business
In 1982 nurses weren’t starting businesses in droves. And the term legal nurse consultant didn’t yet exist. What possibly made me think I could do something no other nurse had done before? That’s Promise 5 – believing as a nurse I really could do anything. Believing you can do it is 90 percent of the win.
All great athletes and performers practice every day. Even after they achieve a level of success, they continue to practice and take instruction from their coaches, learning new ways to reach higher levels. They are lifetime students.
Tom’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Nix Windows XP Indexing to Speed Up Your Computer for Your Legal Nurse Consulting Business
Windows XP comes with a nifty indexing service that was designed to help speed up your searches for documents, folders and other files. Unfortunately it doesn’t work as well or as fast as it was designed. It actually slows your computer’s performance. Microsoft fixed the issue in Windows Vista but for those Certified Legal Nurse Consultants and people like me who are still using XP, you’ll have to take matters into your own hands to nix the index.
When I decided to start my own business as a legal nurse consultant in 1982 I had a full time nursing job at the hospital, plus I was having to work a part-time job to pay my mortgage. How could I possibly realize my dream of starting a business? Through Promise 3. No matter how tired I was at the end of the day I would take at least one action step a day toward my legal nurse consulting business.