One of the most important functions of health management software is that it can lower operational costs of your clinic or office. Lowering costs is a concern for many offices in this economy. Patients are putting off even essential health care because of financial concerns. Health insurance companies put more and more pressure on clinics and offices to reduce costs and become more efficient. Proper office software can help accomplish this.
One of the first things that health management software can do to reduce costs is to alleviate the burden of receptionists to record patient data from forms and fill out appointment sheets. Let your patients record their own data. These days, most of them would rather type it in than fill out a form by hand anyway. You will save most of your patients a bit of time, and your office works a lot of time. Patents can enter their own data through terminals located in the office, or online at their homes before coming to the appointment. The appointments themselves can be scheduled online, freeing your receptionist from that task as well. For those that do not want patients determining schedules directly, an approval step can be added, whereby patients put in scheduling requests and your scheduler approves them. This preserves control while reducing the workload significantly. Most office managers find that their office workers are much happier after a system like this is implemented.
The information stored by health management software is located on a central computer server. This may be located in your office or off-site at a management facility. Your staff and your patients access this software through local clients installed on individual computers. If desired, it can also be accessed online. In any case, airtight security protects this sensitive data from tampering and unauthorized access. To make it even easier, client access can be had through industry standard scheduling clients such as Outlook & Exchange. Any software that uses the Exchange interface will work with this software.
Health management software can also be integrated with other systems in order to save costs. This includes integration with your automated HVAC system to control your heating and air conditioning. Unscheduled rooms can have these expensive resources adjusted automatically. Automatically controlling the room environments also has the benefit of improving your “green” and being friendly to the environment. Other systems such as the office accounting software can also be integrated.
If you are interested in cutting clinic or office costs, be sure to investigate health management software from Rendezvous to streamline your operations, from scheduling to controlling room environments.