If you’re heading to Optometry’s Meeting later this week to shop for an optical practice management and EHR solution, we want to help you prepare! You might have heard all about cloud-computing systems and you might even be interested in purchasing one for your practice. But before you head to the show, are you aware of the differences between a cloud-hosted and cloud-based solution? They are both in the cloud and it can be hard to spot the difference between the two. Don’t be overwhelmed by the salesperson in the booth or fall for their marketing fluff! We’ll breakdown the differences between a cloud-hosted and cloud-based system so you’ll be sure to make the right decision for your practice.
When it comes to technology, it seems like everyone has different opinions on what is the best. And, some people prefer sticking with the same technology they've been using for years because they are comfortable with it. For example, I know my dad is still living in the flip phone era, and he loves it. His next phone will probably be another flip phone, assuming that they still exist when that day comes! And it's all because he is so comfortable and familiar with that same technology he has always been using. While that works for him, he's also missing out on so many features and benefits that could be making his day to day life easier, and a little more fun, if he were to upgrade his technology.
So, you heard about this cloud thing and you think it’s the coolest thing to hit the eyecare industry. You’re ready to jump on this cloud computing bandwagon and you start looking into a cloud-based EHR and practice management solution. But as soon as you start doing your research, you realize that there are different types of cloud technology! Cloud-based and cloud hosted – are they different? They sound the same! We’re here to set cloud computing for optometrists straight! We’ve included a quick breakdown of what you may or may not like from each technology. And you get to decide which best suits your practice!
We have all heard of “the cloud,” but what is it? And why should you use it? You’re probably sick of searching the Internet and reading article after article to understand what the cloud is and how it can help you. So we have compiled a playlist for you to jam out to while we walk you through the benefits you will experience when using cloud computing in optical.
Many eyecare practices today are using client-server practice management and EHR software to run their practice. And with any optical software there are high security demands that must be met in order to keep your patient's data secure.