Many small businesses have the same problem – there’s no time or money to update their POS, accounting, or customer database software. But many businesses are being forced to update because of the recent Obama federal incentive for all hospitals and doctors to launch electronic medical records (EMR). This involves transferring all written documents into digital format.
Chiropractors, orthopedists, veterinarians – everyone will have the same problem transferring patient records. Everyone must sit down and diligently transfer all records into the new digital software manually or via a scanner. Decrease your stress by hiring a local consulting firm who can show you multiple EMR softwares, multiple budget strategies, and offer ways to transfer records.
What kind of a marketing blog would this be if we didn’t highlight EMR software with marketing options? Most EMR systems offer ways to reach customers or sort data for marketing purposes. Below is a list of EMR software various Kansas City businesses use. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 402.639.7227 to make an appointment to discuss your EMR options. At $50 an hour, we pack appointments with loads of useful information. We will review your business and explain several EMR options that may help your company.
Many EMR software cater to specific specialties. Here are a few cater to small business categories:
Popular with veterinarians: Vetsuite.com offers a Pet Portal customer login where customers can update information about their pet and veterinarians can email appointment reminders to the customers. Ironically, this company’s Web site isn’t much to look at but VetSuite customer sites can be appealing. Here is a local Kansas City business that utilizes the online-based software and that used a VetStreet (company parent of VetSuite) Web site template, www.collegeblvdanimalhospital.com. The company requires a Pet Portal link from the customer’s Web site to the login page. WBC gives Vetsuite an A for making customer appointment reminders automatic and for allowing the customer to update information themselves, but an F for not integrating these awesome features with backend patient record options.
EMR software for optometrists: Crystal Practice Management allows optometrists to scan old records into its EMR instead of rewriting every detail. This software is compatible with Apple, Blackberry and Java mobile applications which allows employees to use a table (like an ipad) to update patient records. WBC gives this EMR an A+ for office options but a D for no manual or automatic marketing option to contact patients via email.
Scanner recommendations for EMR transfers:
ScanSnap Scanner by Fujitsu (double sided scanner)