Benefits of Clinical Software

by admin on March 23, 2011

Benefits of Clinical Software

Benefits of Clinical Software

There are a few common misconceptions about using clinical software which is why they are looked upon with a jaundiced eye. Good quality software does not slow the doctor down, it assists the doctor in becoming more productive by removing the monotony, excessive paperwork, reliance on memory and fatigue from running a busy practice.

As a matter of fact, a good clinical software like SoftClinic, if used properly allows the doctor to spend more quality time with patients. The doctor is able to take advantage of features such as charting and graphs and can also visually demonstrate to a patient changes in their conditions such as weight and blood pressure. This is a differentiation the patient will realise in various points of interaction with the clinic.

From a business perspective, most clinics are unable to answer some simple questions which directly affect their quality assurance and revenues. Some of the questions are how many patients did it treat over the last eight weeks, how many patients with chronic issues visit for regular care, how many patients who were asked to come back for a check-up actually turned up and what is the success rate of a particular treatment plan. The clinics which can answer these questions or at least some of them have a far superior rate of patient satisfaction and almost certainly use some sort of software like SoftClinic software to manage their practice.

Well researched, country specific and technically-robust clinic management software has the following qualities, which over time produce great results for the clinic, its staff and its patients.

Here is what a good software has:

Easy to learn, simple to use and scalable across multiple providers and clinic staff.
Customisable to suit the doctor’s workflow and specialty.
Fast data input without the need of too much typing.
Shortcuts and favourites to further enhance speed without compromising quality.
Reliable and updated drug information database with interaction, allergy and pregnancy alerts.
Formatted data output as graphs, charts and user defined layouts.
In-depth clinical reports which provide an insight into patient demographics, treatment effectiveness, and much more valuable research.
Conforming to international standards such as ICD, HL7 and DICOM.
Hassle free accounting reducing paperwork and need to maintain separate systems.
Simple to understand financial and administrative reports which provides business intelligence.
Dedicated training process, software updates and support from the vendor.

Clinical software can be a great facilitating agent, allowing a platform for collaboration amongst ‘all’ users of the practice, without exception. That includes the care providers, clinical assistants, reception staff and the accountant. From years of research, I believe that using a good clinical management and EMR software cannot be ignored for much longer.

Personally I would suggest exploring SoftClinic Software as it has all the above functionalities.

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