Looking to upgrade your existing clinical software? If you haven’t already considered a cloud-based practice management system, you could be missing out on a number of benefits for your practice and patients.
Unlike traditional on-premise software, cloud-based software is not downloaded and installed onto your computer. Instead, you can access it from any computer or device through the browser. This makes it a more flexible and convenient option and it comes with a number of other advantages as well.
A cloud-based practice management system can help your practice work more efficiently using an intuitive design that streamlines your workflows and reduces the number of steps required to perform routine tasks. This can make a significant difference to how much time your staff have to spend doing things like updating patient notes and entering data.
Many cloud systems also integrate with other online platforms so you can enjoy greater communication across your applications. By connecting different systems, you can further improve your efficiency and productivity. The less time your staff have to spend on admin, the more time they have to spend on high-value tasks that can improve your quality of patient care and maximise your profitability.
If you’re looking to reduce your overheads, a cloud-based practice management system could be your answer. With an on-premise system, you need to buy and maintain a server, but this is not necessary with cloud software. When you move to the cloud, your data is all hosted and stored remotely on a cloud server. All upgrades and maintenance are handled by the cloud software provider so you can save further on your IT costs.
Fewer (or no) upgrades
One of the most convenient things about the cloud is the lack of upgrades and maintenance. With on-premise software, you’re responsible for downloading and installing updates and maintaining your software. This usually means paying an IT provider to take care of the upgrades for you, as well as suffering through downtime while your systems are updating.
With the cloud, your software upgrades are all done automatically in the background. You won’t notice that your software is being updated until the next time you log in. As well as the time and cost savings, another major benefit of this is that you’ll always have the most up to date version of your software.
Because it’s accessible from any device, the cloud comes with a great deal more flexibility than an on-premise system. With cloud software, your practitioners and support staff can work from home if they need to, or update patient records when they’re on the road.
You also get more flexibility to scale your practice up and down. Adding new users to a cloud-based practice management system is as easy as clicking a few buttons, unlike on-premise software where you may need to invest in new infrastructure, download and install software onto new machines.
Cloud software has a number of benefits for practices of all sizes. If you’re looking for a cost-effective, efficient system that offers plenty of flexibility, you could do a lot worse than checking out a cloud-based practice management system.
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