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. This definition was agreed upon at the 2013 Annual General Meeting:
"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."