Author: Gen Wright
MAS, or Medical Appointment Scheduling software, helps single and small medical practices manage patient appointments. There are many benefits when it comes to utilizing technology. For instance, the practice enjoys increased productivity, higher customer loyalty, and increased revenues. In this case, it is not only the practice that gets to enjoy all the benefits. The patients get better medical care too. It's a win-win situation.
Often, there are several factors that cause doctors to be resistant to installing appointment scheduling software. Some worry that the licensing fees can be too expensive. For sure, this is an undue worry because there are always various licensing options available, even for the smallest medical practice. These options are available to suit the different needs of different practices. They also allow practices to upgrade their licensing according to the growth of the practice. Hence, there is no need to worry about the fees. When the practice is small, fees are highly affordable.
Here is an example. Let's say your organization has only 4 people. At any one time, the maximum number of people accessing the software is 4. That means you only have to pay for 4 licenses. It does not matter if you have 10 or 20 computers. You can install the software in all your computers with only 4 licenses. This leads to lower licensing fees.
Not only are the fees affordable, the features are also quite comprehensive. For example, you can easily synchronize your appointment scheduling software with your Quickbooks(R) software so that data remains consistent across the board. Also, the software has HIPAA security, which means that you don't have to worry about compliance issues.
Some doctors do not believe in using technology. They still have the mindset that there is no need for such software. They can keep track of their appointments manually. However, the manual method has been proven to be highly inefficient, and it is common sense that the practice cannot scale beyond a certain limit. Without the help of technology, the practice will hit its ceiling very soon. When that happens, it is very difficult to help more patients - the practice is stuck.
Sometimes, resistance to change may be caused by fear of technology. The worry is that staff has to be tech savvy, and doctors have to be kept on their toes at all times due to technological changes. But this belief is flawed because software publishers usually take care of everything - from product development to providing regular product upgrades. There is no need for doctors to worry about these issues. Leave them to the professionals. So far, it appears that they are doing an excellent job. Scheduling software in the market place today are designed to be easy to use, customizable, flexible, and stable.
In addition, support is just round the corner. All you have to do, is to make a quick phone call and a trial version of the software will be setup to work with your existing software. You can experience for yourself, first hand, the ease and convenience of using appointment scheduling software.
About the Author:
Harry S Selent is passionate about helping medical offices and clinics manage their operations through our networkable medical scheduling software. Our patient scheduling software is available in a single user or network version. Visit our website to download a free 30 day demo of our software.
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