How well do you get along with your practice management and EHR system? Most of you will probably say that your relationship could be better. Just like any relationship, working with your system will take some hard work by both parties. But some relationships just can’t be fixed and you’re better off breaking up. So on top of shopping for friends and family this holiday season, maybe it’s time to treat yourself and your practice to a new optometric practice management and EHR software. But before you make that decision, ask yourself the following questions to see if your current system deserves a second chance.
Keep or Ditch: Questions for You and Your Optometric Practice Management System
When was the last time you didn’t get a headache from dealing with IT hassles?
If you are currently on a client-server practice management system, you’re probably dealing with constant IT maintenance when it comes to software updates, back-ups, and security measures. So, when was the last time you didn’t dread going into the server room? In fact, has there ever been a time when you looked forward to working with the technical requirements of maintain your client-server software?
Does it allow you to hang out with other devices?
You wouldn’t want a clingy, overly attached date. So why would you want to work with an “overly attached” software? Does your software allow you to use different platforms and devices? Client-server and cloud-hosted systems only allow you to access the system on the device it was installed on. You should have the freedom to take your work home and work from anywhere you want. Cloud-based systems only require you to have a browser, so it is accessible from multiple platforms and devices. And, you’ll be able to use those devices anywhere with an Internet connection - no commitment to a device needed!Read More