AAPM has developed the following definition of a Practice Manager that can be used and widely recognised across both the healthcare sector and the general community.
"A Practice Manager may have various titles, for example, Chief Executive Officer, Business Manager, Executive Director, or Director.
The definition of a Practice Manager is someone who performs all or some of the Practice Management tasks in a healthcare setting.
A Healthcare Practice Manager's tasks may include strategic planning, review and implementation of processes in a practice that increase efficiency and contribute to the overall notion of 'excellence in healthcare'.
This is achieved using the AAPM core principles of healthcare practice management, those being: financial management, human resource management, planning and marketing, information management, risk management, governance and organisational dynamics, business and clinical operations, and professional responsibility."