Practice Management Software
In the medical industry there is a large amount of information that needs to be transferred between doctors and patients efficiently and easily. Offices need to be able to capture patient demographics, schedule appointments, maintain a list of insurance payors, perform billing tasks, and generate reports in one central, easy-to-use location. Patients need to be able to access their medical records and reports from doctors as well as access information about their appointment schedules. Practice management software provides a platform where medical companies can organize all of their day-to-day operations in one central location.
Veterinary Practice Management Software
Just like other medical practices, veterinarians require an online space where they can keep records and easily access information about their patients. Mobile, stationary, and multi-location vets greatly benefit from a veterinary practice management software that allows them to perform all of their day-to-day tasks regarding patient information online. Veterinary Practice Management Software allows veterinarians who travel to visit individual patients the ability to use their mobile device to access patient information and keep records from their visit easily as well.
Choosing a veterinary practice management software
There are an abundance of softwares available to veterinarians that each advertise unique features in an attempt to entice new customers. How can veterinarians be sure they are choosing the best software for their practice?
1. Know your budget: Before beginning your search, be firm in how much you are able to spend on a software platform. In addition, don’t be afraid to ask questions to the software company about the different features their software includes. Compare prices as well as features between different software platforms to ensure that you are getting the most out of your money.
2. Understand who is going to be using the software: Larger veterinary practices may have secretaries, receptionists, technicians, and multiple veterinarians who will be using the software. Talk with each individual to understand what needs they would like the software to fulfill. Smaller practices may only have a few employees using the software, and thus their selection doesn’t have to meet the needs of as many people.
3. Consider your data: Think about what type of data your practice has and needs to use a software platform for. Do you have lab results, digital photos, or radiographs that need to be stored electronically? Understand exactly what information you need the software for and then make sure the software is compatible. You can even send your specific needs to multiple software companies and ask if their software is compatible.
4. Consider where you will use the software: Do you travel outside of the office to meet with patients? Do you need access to the software in areas that don’t have a strong connection to a server? Consider how and where the software will be used and make sure to choose a software that is compatible.
Here are some key features to look for in a Veterinary Practice Management Software:
– Cloud Based (Does not require a server)
– Mobile Friendly
– Easily Accessible and Friendly Customer Care
– Electronic Medical Records – Pet Owner Accessible Portal
– Financial and Patient Reporting System
– Control of Wellness Plans
– Appointment reminders
– In-house lab Integration Systems
– Integrated Payment Processing
– Microchip registration
– Automated Employee Tasks
– Inventory Management
– Generate Reports
– Organized Scheduling System
Transitioning from traditional paper medical records to paperless software
There can be a steep learning curve when it comes to transitioning a veterinary team from traditional paper medical records and practice management to a practice management software. Data needs to be transferred to the software smoothly and correctly to ensure that no records are lost. Staff members need time to adjust to a new system and they need proper training on how to best utilize the software. When choosing a veterinary practice management software, consider if they are well known for providing great customer and technical support. A software company should work with you after the sale to help you adapt to your new systems and to provide support if issues arise. When transitioning to a new software, be sure to dedicate time to teaching staff members, doctors, and patients about all of the different features available to them. Remember to be patient in the transition and to remind your team about the efficiency that the software will provide once everyone has been fully trained.
eVetPractice began in 2011 when Eddie Heinz needed to find an affordable practice management solution that offered necessary features to support a mobile practice. Research showed Eddie that most software companies in the market required a large cash outlay, provided limited mobility, or were a stripped down product that lacked critical features. There had to be a better way. Eddie Heinz committed himself to creating a system that would meet the needs of growing practices, and continues to take enhancement suggestions from clients that helps to lead to continued growth and the development of a truly veterinarian designed system. eVetPractice continues to work hard to bring you the best in veterinary software with a veterinary software designed by vets for vets.