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Why It’s Time To Prioritize Your EHR Software Switch

Posted by Jeff Rezabek on Apr 29, 2017 10:18:00 AM

Times have changed. The EHR and practice management solution you used 5+ years ago may no longer be an adequate fit for your practice. To streamline your office workflow, see more patients, and increase efficiency, your EHR software needs to be designed for continuous improvement to grow with your practice and the eyecare industry.

Below are a few reasons why you should prioritize your EHR software switch.

5 Reasons To Switch Your EHR Software Today

1. Gain New Functionalityclock_optometrist_software.jpg

New features and functionality should be a regular occurrence with your EHR. More importantly, this added functionality should be updated without the need for you to hire an IT person or come in on your weekend.

Optometry software vendors using the agile development methodology ensure regular feature enhancements. And, if the EHR is a cloud-based SaaS solution, then the updates will be administered automatically, in most cases when your practice is closed to minimize the impact it has on your practice.

2. Consolidate Software Vendors

When getting started in your optometric practice, it may have made sense to have multiple software vendors; especially if you have an older practice where robust, all-in-one optometry software wasn’t available. However, technology has advanced to a point where an optometric practice can now consolidate optometry software into one vendor and get everything they need in all from one solution.

Consolidating your optometry software will help you:

  • Lower costs
  • Decrease administration work
  • Lessen risks

3. Remove Integration Hassles

How many times has your practice had to reschedule customers due to integration errors? Switching to an all-inclusive EHR solution with embedded tools will eliminate integration errors by putting the EHR provider on the hook for maintaining the connections.

4. Gain Better Customer Support

When something happens to the software you rely on to run your practice and provide quality care to your patients, you want the support from someone who not only knows your name, but also the optometric industry.

Switching to a modern EHR solution from a vendor dedicated to delivering quality, customer-focused care to the eye care industry ensures that your specific needs are heard so you can get back to your patients in a timely manner.

5. Earn a Return on Investment

The money you will save in IT costs and from consolidating your optometry software could end up not only paying for itself, but it could also add dollars to your practice through increased efficiency to your office workflow allowing you to add more patients to your schedule.  

If you’re paying too much for mediocre EHR that isn’t giving you a strong ROI, prioritize your EHR switch.
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