B sadewo September 7th, 2010
Getting a medical management software is a good solution if you feel that your medical practice is beginning to experience an overload of patients — one that might jeopardize the quality of your service. Upon searching for the software, you may come across those that are free to use. However, they will not have all the features that your medical practice can really benefit from. These are the features that the best medical management software should have.
Online scheduler, as part of the medical management software, should be high on the list of things that your medical practice should have in place. With the online scheduler, you can let your medical staff concentrate on providing the highest level of care for incoming patients, instead of being confined to taking phone calls and writing down notes. Further, patients can simply go online to book appointments, pick from the available time slot and have the system remind them as the date of the appointment nears.
That’s right, the best medical management software should have an automatic patient reminder feature that can remind patients, according to their preferred method, that their appointment is coming soon. This way — not only will you be doing your patient a favor by making sure that they are not missing their appointment, but you will also improve the bottom line of your medical practice — as you cut down patient no-shows.
Another important feature that the system should have is the ability to take prepaid appointments. For example, let’s say that a patient is making their booking online. The patient can only secure an available time slot if they pay in advance for the future medical service — or called as prepaid appointments. So if for any reason the patient couldn’t make it to your medical practice, you are not losing the revenue since it’s already been paid.
The best medical management software should also be affordable and flexible in how they charge the service. you should look for services that doesn’t require any long-term contract (Thus service is renewed on a monthly basis )– depending on the needs of your medical practice.
There you have it, some features that can improve the quality of your medical practice and make it run more efficient.