Healthcare leaders and medical manager software share a common goal: to deliver the best possible experience to their patients.
As a healthcare provider, your primary focus is caring for your patients. But too often, time-consuming tasks like paperwork, filing, and data entry can get in the way. These tasks are important, too, but give providers and staff less time to devote to those you serve.
Medical manager software can help to relieve many of the many obligations that pull focus and prevent you from taking care of your patients.
But what should you look for in a software solution? We’re sharing some of the top features that add value and intention to your practice to help you better serve your patients:
#1 – Pre-Visit Registration
Caring for your patients begins long before they enter your facility. You can save time for both of you by performing pre-registration and verifying coverage prior to the patient’s appointment. This can help prevent costly, time-consuming issues related to data entry error or providing incorrect services based on insurance.
#2 – Scheduling
Knowing how much time to block for certain procedures, maintaining a full calendar without overscheduling, and accounting for last-minute cancellations can complicate the scheduling process.
Workflow optimization is a core feature of medical manager software and can include scheduling tools to remove the guesswork and complexities of maintaining an accurate, optimized schedule.
In addition, some software will allow patients to schedule or request their own appointments through the patient portal. This can drastically reduce the time and effort admin teams devote to scheduling, helping you to increase your office’s performance and devote more time to patient-centric activities.
#3 – Billing
Billing might be the least favorite chore for admin professionals, but it’s also the most necessary function to keep your facility in business. Software can help streamline the billing process by creating predictive workflows, providing accuracy and security, and even checking coverage prior to delivering patient care.
#4 – Communications
Automatic communications about appointments, prescriptions, and follow up notes can provide a better experience for patients, providers, other medical personnel.
Admin teams can spend less time going back and forth delivering messages, such as calling patients to remind them of an appointment.
Patients can send questions to their provider without having to take up a whole chunk of their day – and spend a small fortune doing so.
Providers can send neatly-written prescriptions to pharmacies and ensure that the notes are legible and accurate.
These are just a few examples of how communication features foster a better experience for all. It’s important for you to examine the specific streamlined communications your practice can benefit from and how they need to be implemented.
Exploring Medical Manager Software Features
Are you currently using any of the above medical manager software features in your practice? If not, it might be time to explore other options to help you run a streamlined, organized, and detail-oriented practice.
Reach out today for a consultation on how you can expand your software tools to improve your patient care.