Definition of a Practice Manager

Definition of a Practice Manager

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."


The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Association of Practice Management Ltd (ABN 91 010 067 615), will be held at 4:00pm AEST on Wednesday 12 October 2022 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, corner Gold Coast Highway and TE Peters Drive, Broadbeach, Queensland.

Meeting attendance is to be in person or via proxy. Members must ensure they have their membership number available to be eligible to vote. Information about the appointment of proxies is provided below.

2022 AAPM AGM Proxy Form

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