The investment in an optical practice management system is one of the biggest that a practice makes, both in terms of money and time to get set up. We want every practice to pass the efficiency test and practice management system software is a great place to start.
Below are 4 ways that you can make sure your practice gets more from your optical practice management system.
4 Ways to Get More from Your Optical Practice Management System
Know All the Features and Use Them
Remember all those features and benefits that looked so enticing on the brochure? They were there for a reason and you should use them! If you don't actually utilize the features of your optometric practice management software that can help you be more efficient, you are missing an opportunity. So go back to that brochure or find a list of features on the system’s website. Are you using everything that’s listed? If not, change it!
Utilize Pre-Test and Exam Lane Hardware Linking
Having this feature further benefits your investment in a practice management system as it simplifies patient documenting and information by containing the information in one centralized location. If you’re switching back and forth, you’re probably doing extra work you don’t need to.
Find Out about Service Integrations
If your system has integrations with other services (like optical dispensing or claim filing), you will be able to reduce duplicate data entry by using the integration. That’s a big benefit for your practice and won’t cost you extra.
Make Sure ALL Staff is Trained
This should be a given, but a lot of practices say that only a few people in their office know how to use their optical software system. You have to get everyone in the office using the system, otherwise there will be discrepancies at every turn. Get everyone trained!
An optical practice management system is a crucial part of your practice and are a great way to keep your business running smoothly. These steps will help you protect your investment and derive the maximum benefits for your practice!