Purchasing new software for your optometric practice may seem like an expensive and time-consuming endeavor. However, overtime, selecting a robust solution will save you money and headaches.
If you’re looking to enhance patient care with a comprehensive EHR and practice management solution. make sure your optical software has these money saving features.
What Your Optical Software Needs to Save You Money
Most practice management and EHR systems come with the capability to integrate with add-on software solutions. However, connecting multiple software solutions manually can be an IT and workflow nightmare. Selecting an EHR and practice management solution that comes with embedded tools that you would otherwise have to purchase separately and integrate, will allow you to use one solution out of the box to manage your patient’s journey though the office workflow.
Systems requiring software integrations are usually expensive to connect and maintain. When tools are built into the software, you don’t have to worry about version control and wondering if the software version is compatible with the connected solutions. Plus, the built-in tools are usually cheaper than buying each piece of stand-alone software.
Selecting a cloud-based EHR and practice management solution can save you from the expense of buying and maintaining expensive computer, network, and storage hardware. With cloud-based technology, the software vendor is responsible for updating the hardware, pushing version updates, and performing backups. When your optometric practice selects a cloud-based technology, you can shift your focus and resources back to delivering exceptional patient care, and away from IT purchases and maintenance.
Managing your optometric practice efficiently requires monitoring and analyzing your business metrics. Optometry solutions with built-in reporting capabilities will allow you to dig into important business metrics to identify billing issues and make better business decisions to generate more revenue. Being able to access reporting features directly inside of your practice management and EHR solution, you’re able to cut back on expensive software in addition to reducing the time spent creating the reports.
If you’re looking to enhance patient care with a comprehensive practice management and EHR solution, make sure your optical software has these money saving features.
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