November 14, 2018 | 2 Min Read
What is Clinic Management Software?
Clinic Management Software of Clinic Management System (CMS) is a software-based system that integrates the internal workflows of a clinic or practice.
Clinic Management Software must meet strict HIPPA security along with functionality and technology standards for managing electronic medical records. Often this type of software integrates all operations of a clinic into one single system, using security settings to allow users to have a tailored and secure system while allowing them to use the modules and features inside of the software.
These modules and features include but aren’t limited to:
• Patient profiles and records
• Wait lists
• Treatment plans
• Billing and claims
• Insurance billing
• Payment management
• Inventory management
• Credit management
• Patient portal
• Reporting and analytics
• Document management
• System settings
Clinic Management Software was created to digitize manual operation in clinics and increase efficiency through automated workflows and communication transparency. The primary purpose has been to digitally enhance patients’ records for easy retrieval. This data can then be shared through multiple clinic locations, with multiple practitioners, creating a more streamlined communication of assessment and treatment plans. Clinics have highly benefitted from the cost savings of Clinic Management Softwares due to the increase of practitioner, administrative, and operational staff productivity and overall clinic efficiency.
Clinic Management Software can be used as an on-premise software in which the user may only log into the software on computers that have a downloaded license. Cloud-based Clinic Management Software is accessed through the internet, and allows staff to use any type of device with an internet connection.
Payments for Clinic Management Systems can come in the form of a lump sum payment. This is a one-time payment that allows users to access the current software. If the compnay would like to upgrade to a new version, this can be done in the form of additional lump sum payments. This is traditionally seen in on-premise software.
Cloud-based Clinic Management Software tends to use a Software As A Service (SAAS) model. In the SAAS model users pay an annual or monthly fee to use the software and update to features are automatically pushed to their live system.
Clinics see great reward and ROI from using Clinic Management Software as opposed to various different systems that all together do the job of one software.
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