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4 Reasons Every Eye Care Practice Needs a Cloud-Based EHR Software


Switching from paper-based patient records or client-server EHR to a cloud-based EHR software may seem like a significant change. However, it comes with many benefits. Here’re four of them. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: 4 Reasons Every Eye Care Practice Needs a Cloud-Based EHR Software

  • 4 Reasons Every Eye Care Practice Needs a
    Cloud-Based EHR Software
  • One of the many tough choices you have to make as
    an eye care practitioner running your own
    practice is whether to use a client-server or
    cloud-based electronic health record (EHR)
    software. Choosing the right EHR systems that
    best suits your practices budget, setting, and
    patient population is indeed a daunting task.
  • Here are some stats to help you decide
  • For 83 of participants in the Black Book survey,
    cloud-based EHR is the biggest healthcare
    technology trend.
  • Cloud-based EHRs adoption rate in small
    practices increased
  • from 60 in 2013 to 82 in 2015.
  • Price is the critical driver for cloud-based EHR
    software adoption.
  • Cloud-based EHRs are the highest-ranked systems
    in terms of
  • physician satisfaction among small practices.
  • Difference Between Client-server and Cloud-based
  • With server-based EMR software, the hardware and
    software are housed at your practice. This means
    patient information is stored on-site. As and
    when you require help, your vendor will step in
    to coordinate the maintenance of your server with
    your local IT team.
  • Cloud-based systems, on the other hand, store all
    the data on external servers. All you need to
    access your information anywhere anytime, is a
    computer with an Internet connection.
  • Why Do Practices Prefer Cloud-based EHR Software
    Over Client- server?

more affordable and easily scalable to suit your
needs. Since a cloud-based EHR is offered as
software-as-a-service (SaaS), you will only pay a
monthly fee to use it. You dont have to worry
about updating the software, as updates are made
automatically. Also, when your practice grows,
new users or locations can be added easily. 1.
Easy to Access With cloud-based systems, you will
always have critical data at your fingertips,
allowing you to provide better, more efficient
care to patients. Imagine a scenario when you are
out of the office but need to follow up on an
urgent case. With a cloud-based EMR software, you
will be able to access the patient record
anytime, anywhere, and provide the much- needed
care to the patient. Cloud-based EHRs also
provide an opportunity for better patient
engagement and interaction. Another benefit of
cloud-based EHRs is that they allow for better
mobility as most of them are accessible via a
laptop, an iPad, or a mobile device, meaning you
will no longer be tied down to your computer
screen. 1. Easy to Implement The ease of
implementation is probably one of the biggest
reasons small or solo eye care practices prefer
cloud-based EMR software. Since cloud- based
systems dont require on-premises hardware or
software installations, it mitigates the stress
of implementation. Also, because the upfront
capital investments in hardware or in-house
storage systems are almost nil, you can get a
faster ROI and prevent interruption of cash flow
with a quicker implementation process than
client-server EHR systems. 1. Secure Patient
data stored in a cloud-based EHR system is
subject to the same privacy rules as traditional
healthcare records but is more secure. Using a
cloud-based system means you no longer have to
store confidential information in desks. Instead,
you can rely on your vendors expertise to
protect the data on a centralized server. A
reputed and experienced vendor like Eye Care
Leaders will have their server warehoused in a
secured facility that is
weatherproof, fire-proof, and theft-proof. To
secure sensitive data and patient records, your
vendor will allow you to control who has access
to information and securely transfer records to
authorized people. Conclusion Transitioning
from paper-based patient records to cloud-based
EHR software may seem like a daunting task at
first. However, once youve made that transition,
youll notice countless benefits in terms of cost
and time savings, and improved productivity and
security. Still confused about whether you
should make the leap? Contact us, and wed be
happy to suggest a product based on your
practices unique challenges and the specific
goals you want to achieve.
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