Business analysts report that cloud computing has grown up, and its adoption is sweeping the SMB community. Nearly 80 percent of U.S. small businesses will have fully adopted cloud technology by 2020, according to Emergent Research and Intuit.
The growing popularity of cloud technology means now is a good time to consider the benefits of a cloud-based practice management system. In addition to the cost benefits we covered in Part 1, here are six more benefits:
Your patient information is available to you and your team anytime, anywhere. A device with an Internet connection is all you need. You can easily look up patient history, treatment plans, schedules and more—no matter where you are or what time it is. If you have more than one office, cloud-based software makes any changes or updates instantly available in all of your locations.
You no longer have to worry about having enough memory or storage capacity as your practice grows. No matter how big your practice gets, cloud-based software is scalable and accommodates your growing patient base.
Whether you prefer Macs or PCs, desktop or mobile devices, cloud-based software is compatible with any device that can get an Internet connection. You and your team can use the devices you already have and know.
Training is always available to you and your team via the Internet. You don’t need to close your office and bring in a professional trainer to learn the software. Videos and tutorials allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time.
Because your patient data is stored in the cloud, all updates are done instantly and made available to your team. No matter where they are or what device they’re using, everyone sees the latest information and images. Cloud-based software keeps all of your locations and employees on the same page without waiting for updates or data entry.
Patient information that stored in a modern data center is closely monitored by technology experts, as well as protected by advanced technology solutions. And, since your patient data isn’t stored on a computer or server in your office, it can’t be physically stolen or accidently damaged.