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3 Questions to Consider When Choosing a Practice Management System

One of the key structures at work in your business is your practice management system. Often the backbone upon which your administrative and office tasks reside, it is important to make sure the system in place is helping you get the most for your investment. When evaluating a new practice management system, the main issue to keep in mind is whether this practice management system will make or break your efficiency. Efficiency is a function of how much you can accomplish in a certain period of time. This is what makes money for your practice. So, if you have not done so, ask yourself, “How efficient am I with my practice management? Am I costing myself money with the current system I have in place?”
"Efficiency is a function of how much you can accomplish in a certain period of time. This is what makes money for your practice."

The Practice Management Trifecta

In looking towards the future and updating your practice management software, here are three concerns to keep in mind:

Usability–Is this system going to give you the usability as a provider to be mobile, for your team to be remote, and for you to engage with your team and patients?

Production–Is the new system going to make your staff smarter, stronger and faster? How much time can be saved? How much more intelligence can you acquire from the system, regarding the efficiency of the practice? Is it speeding up routine processes?

Open Access–Does this system have open access, also known as an API? Do you have the ability to choose products from other vendors that can bolt onto that system, to provide software services that will make you faster, smarter and stronger with regards to other items relevant to managing your practice?

Ultimately, your goal is threefold:

  • To improve both internal and external engagement with a practice management system that makes sense.
  • Increase access to data that enhances practice efficiency.
  • Reduce workload while adding scale to your practice.

With a focused and thoughtful approach to choosing a practice management system, you can help take your office to the next level of success, while providing a superior experience for patients and staff. To learn more about our services for plastic surgery marketing and other elective healthcare businesses, do not hesitate to contact us.