Frequently Asked Questions
1. If I am using a practice management system, will the software determine patient care decisions?
No. The software will not tell you what to do; it will only provide real-time decision-making support. The software will simply make the right information accessible at the right time so that you can make the right medical decision.
Why should I invest in a practice management system?
Here’re some of the benefits:
- Allows access to patient medical information from remote locations. Enables sharing of information among practitioners
Enhances workflow efficiency
- Improves quality of care
- Reduces chances of medical errors and improves patient safety
Is the optometry practice software secure?
Yes. It is more secure than a paper chart. Patient data security is a significant part of healthcare and is ensured in the computerized system. Our optometry practice software secure is HIPAA compliant and requires separate log-in and password for each user. Unlike a paper chart, there are multiple security layers, which means not everyone can access every part of a patient’s medical record. You can also monitor which patient records were viewed through which log-in id. Security features like automatic logoffs ensure that patient records aren’t accidentally left open.
How will the optometrist clinic software improve the daily workflows in an office setting?
The piles of lab reports, messages, and medical records that sit on your desk will be replaced by electronic ‘tasks’ on your computer screen. For instance, a call to the doctor to review results will be replaced by a message and will be sent through the system. You will be able to access patient’s surgical, clinical, and medical information at the push of a button. This will make communication more productive and improve efficiency. The entire workflow – from coordinating test results to prescription writing – will be more streamlined.
How will my patients benefit from an optometry practice software?
The most significant benefit is improved and timely medical care. Healthcare providers will no longer be working in the dark because a lab test report isn’t available or filed incorrectly. The practice management software gives providers instant access to patient files, which helps in accurate decision making. The prescriptions are electronic, which means optometrists can print and sign them or fax them to the pharmacy. Once the prescription is in the system, renewing it is easy.