Reporting and benchmarking features allows medical staff to track and monitor financials in comparison with benchmarks and historical trends.
Built-in credit card processing collects co-payments immediately at the point of care.
Integration with EHR Systems
Electronic Health Record (EHR) system integration gives practices the option of linking their practice management software so they can handle their tasks from a single interface. However, integrating the two can be challenged if a medical practice chooses different vendors.
Improving EHR integration is a priority for a company building medical practice management.
Any type of healthcare software has to come with sustainable security features in order to meet governmental standards. Therefore, practice management systems are compliant with HIPAA (USA) and GDPR (EU) to ensure personal health data is safe.
ICD-10 code implementation (ICD stands for the International Classification of Diseases) serves to make sure diagnoses stored by the PM system can be read and understood globally by other healthcare practitioners. Take heed since a new version of ICD-11 was released on June 2018 and will start working on 1 January 2022.
Some other security features to implement include data encryption, administrative safeguards, secure networking measures.
Practice Management Implementation Advice
Practice management software is not that hard in implementation in comparison with patient portals or EHR systems. However, some basic best practices for introducing technology to the offices are here:
Utilize software training materials:
We know for sure that custom software development companies, as well as ready solution vendors, offer online educational materials that enable training your staff. Those could be documents with the manuals, webinars, instructional videos, or some sort of FAQ pages.
Designate the categories of users
Most of your staff should be able to get by learning only the basic functions — but your practice should have at least one “superuser” responsible for mastering the software.
This person should solve all the arising questions, request support from the software distributor, and provide help to the rest of your staff.
Also, make sure that clerks who don’t have to have access to personal information about patients won’t get this access – this would benefit the security level of the operation
Collect patients’ email addresses:
Patients usually have to provide their personal info, including email addresses If you start collecting addresses early in the implementation process, you’ll be able to use it in the future. Consider modifying your pre-visit forms to include a section for patients to enter this information.
Medical practice management software helps to streamline the day-to-day responsibilities of a healthcare office. It saves time and efforts of doctors, clerks and private practices managers so it could be used for better treatment of the patients.
We hope that our analysis of key features of such type of software, as well as advice on its implementation, would help you lean towards the decision of purchasing such a solution for your hospital, as it proves to be helpful and simplifying practitioner’s lives in the long run.