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Can an EMR software be easy to use? Well add to that our scenario in India. This article takes you through our thoughts on this topic.
The Busy OPD
OPDs in India are extremely busy. We have too many patients and too less Doctors to address our situation. This puts pressure on existing Doctors to treat patients, a really demanding task. So is it possible to use an easy to use doctor software? We are assuming here that you are going to use this software to enter patient data and generate prescriptions.
We are introducing a new category in our blog, Booster Dose. Here we talk to Doctors within the MyOPD Community on varied topics which would interest fellow Doctors as well as other readers.
In the first article of Booster Dose, we interacted with Dr. Mayuresh Joshi, Physician in Panvel, Maharashtra.
Dr. Mayuresh Joshi on Software for Doctors
Dr. Mayuresh Joshi, Physician, Panvel, Maharashtra
Team MyOPD: Why did you choose a Practice management software?
Dr. Joshi: Keeping records of patients treated by me is very necessary, we use to maintain case papers for last many years but for futuristic “paperless” procedure and to make the daily working easy, I chose this software.
Started to think about Software? Great! You have taken an excellent step towards functioning better. The hard part is deciding from where to buy. Doctor software has too many choices these days. You need to be careful about selecting where to buy from.
In this article we will help you present our perspective to help you make a better judgement. So what are your choices?
I want to build my own software
Unless you have a requirement completely different than the rest of the world, avoid this option. This should be your choice only if you have a particular niche practice that no other solution is able to manage. Remember, it is one part to build a software and another to keep it updated based on your changing requirements. As a Doctor, it will be hard to focus on this. Frankly speaking, it is not worth the effort. Plus, you lose out on enhancements suggested by other Doctors using a common software.
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Choosing Strong Passwords
This is very very very important. You may wonder though, what constitutes a strong password? Certainly not your birthdate, or the names of your kids, spouse, pets etc. Also not your college, school and so on publicly identifiable information about you. Then what?
Great, you have made a great choice to use of clinic software for practice. In this article, we make an effort to guide you through the process for selecting a clinic software.
Firstly, have a clear understanding. Whether you would want to use a system without internet access or with internet? Each of these systems provide you advantages and disadvantages over one another. We will explore those in this article.