Month: October 2021

Hospital Management Software for hospitals under 40 Beds

And why don’t we provide Hospital Management Software for hospitals with more than 40 Beds?

If you are looking for Hospital Management Software and your setup is anywhere between 5 Beds to 40 Beds, you have come at the right place. You are special for us and we have a product for you.

We get asked a lot many times by Doctors and Hospital Administrators – “Why do we provide software to only those Hospitals having less than 40 Beds?”

Hospitals have multiple sizes. From our experience, Hospital Beds is one of the best criteria to classify hospitals. So you could classify Hospital roughly under below categories based on their beds:

  1. 1 – 10 Beds
  2. 10 – 30 Beds
  3. 30 – 50 Beds
  4. 50 – 100 Beds
  5. 100 – 500 Beds
  6. 500+ Beds

As the Hospital Beds go on increasing, so does

  • The number of Doctors associated with the Hospital
  • The number of specialties that the Hospital Caters to
  • The staff working in the Hospital
  • The admissions that happen in the Hospital
  • The computerized systems that will be used in the Hospital
  • The compliances for the Hospital

So, when a Hospital Management Software caters to Hospitals, the requirements and expectations from the Hospital Management Software go on changing based on the category of the Hospital.

For example

  • Having a Pharmacy or Laboratory module along with Hospital Management Software
  • Having it installed on multiple systems in multiple departments
  • Reports required to give insights about the functioning of the Hospital
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of such a solution
  • Cloud based solution or On Premise solution
  • Internet Dependent Solution or an Offline option

As seen, there is fundamental difference in the way Hospitals get managed depending on the type of a Hospital. Hence, a Hospital Management System should assist the administrators as closely as possible with respect to their requirements.

At MyOPD, we have perfected the functioning of Hospitals under 40 Beds. So if you have a 5 bedded Hospital or a 40 Bedded Hospital, we got you covered. We have been working regularly with Doctors and administrators managing Hospitals of these sizes.

As a result

  • MyOPD Hospital Management Software covers the requirements for Hospitals under 40 Beds nicely.
  • Suites the budget of such Hospitals.
  • Has well equipped support staff to handle training and support of staff working in such Hospitals.

All this results in fantastic solution for Doctors who run such Hospitals at the prices they can afford. Refer to our pocket friendly hospital management software pricing plans to see it for yourself.

Feel free to download the free trial of the OPD portion of the Hospital Management Software from our Home Page. Book a demo with us if you want to see the entire solution.

You may also view the YouTube video tutorials at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvf4pA7qB-L5zSLtoXiuiO8bCPQrsiuiR

5 Reasons Reception Staff should use Clinic Management System

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Clinic Management System for Doctors and Medical Clinics

Individual medical practitioners typically start using a Clinic Management System in practice. However, many Doctors tend to practice all by themselves, without involving the staff.

Typical reasons why staff is not involved to be a part of clinic management system are:

  1. Lack of skills: This is the number 1 reason why Doctors think their staff will be unable to handle the system. In developing countries, not all staff are computer literate. That is the prime reason for hesitation to onboard them on to a clinic management system.
  2. Lack of space: Many medical clinics do not have enough space at reception to keep a computerized system.

However, we now provide compelling reasons why Doctors ought to rethink and how the above mentioned issues can be sorted out with options provided by MyOPD Clinic Management System.

So let’s first see the 5 Reasons why Reception staff should use a Clinic Management System:

  1. Ease of use: Gone are the days when Clinic Management Systems were complicated stuff to use and update. These days, the staff is much tech savvy than the earlier times and the systems have improved further as well. So Lack of skills of Reception staff is no more an issue based on our experience with Doctors who use MyOPD software along with Reception staff. This addresses our point # 1 above.
  2. Modern clinic: Imagine a patient walking in your clinic. Your staff walks up to the patient and fills his registration details on a tablet. This creates a wow factor in the mind of patient, then and there. With the use of software systems, you certainly project a modern image of your clinic which relies on systems to function properly and efficiently. Yes, you can now have the clinic tasks handled using a Smartphone / Tablet / PC. Even if you do not have enough space for a Desktop PC at reception, a tablet based system can still work. This addressed our point #2 above.
  3. Sharing of workload: Doctors are busy people. Reception staff can help Doctors with
    1. Patient Registration: Simple tasks of entering patients, their date of birth or age, address etc. is similar to creating a phone book contact. Everybody who uses a smartphone is pretty much aware of creating a new contact in a phone book. This simple task can be easily delegated by the Doctors to their Reception staff.
    2. Entering Vitals: Basic vital entry of patient like Height, Weight, SPO2, Temperature, Blood Pressure can be entered at the Reception desk, thereby saving time of Doctor and patient.
    3. Scanning Reports: Medical Reports got by patient can be handled scanned and entered by the staff in the system. Doctor can later just review the reports attached to the case.
  4. Create Queue of Waiting Patients: When the Doctor practices all by himself, it is not possible to know the number of people waiting outside. When reception staff gets involved, they can create a queue of waiting patients. Doctors view this queue in their system and know current patient count in the clinic. This also helps Doctors to divide time efficiently between the available patients. Plus, there is no confusion in the order of patients to visit the Doctor.
  5. Handle Billing: How many times have we seen the reception staff going in the Doctors chamber to just ask the Doctor how much the patient should be paying for this consultation? Many clinics have a intercom where after each consultation the reception staff rings the Doctor’s chamber to know the fee to be taken. Such a clinic looks so old-fashioned. In today’s modern world, their is no need to speak and ask. Things should just work silently with the help of software systems. When the Doctor enters the charge, the same should be reflected at staff end so that the patient can pay for it.

MyOPD provides multiple options for Doctors to choose. Feel free to download your free trial of Clinic Management System by visiting our website www.myopd.in

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Should Doctors have their own website?

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Want your own website? Read this to understand a bit more about it.

Having your own website sounds impressive. However, many Doctors do not understand what does it take to make a website and well maintain it of course.

Why is a Website Needed?

Let’s first understand the basic question. Why is a website required?

The reason could be one or many of the ones given below.

  1. To show case the services offered by Doctor.
  2. Showcase availability at Clinics and Hospitals.
  3. Book appointment of the Doctor based on the schedule
  4. Patient education related articles and videos associated with the work of the Doctor
  5. Reviews from existing clients
  6. Case studies on some challenging cases handled by the Doctor

All these help patient make an informed decision about the Doctor.

In our opinion, if your requirement is point #1 and #2 only, you should not consider having your own website. This is because, the effort taken to make and maintain a website largely outweighs the information provided.

Your case to own a website becomes more solid as you start considering point # 3 onwards. The more points you tick, the more the requirement gets stronger.

By the way, you could still get all this done without your own website by just having your Google My Business page, free of cost. No matter after reading this page, you create your own website or not, just make sure you create your Google My Business page. It is super useful to show much of the information you want to show to your patients.

Important points to consider while making the website

  1. Make sure your website can be viewed correctly on PC as well as a Mobile phone. These days, 80 – 90% of your visitors will be coming via a mobile device.
  2. Make sure you have a way to know how many people are visiting your website on a monthly basis. This way, you at least know the utility of having a website in the first place.
  3. Make sure your website has searchable content that will drive traffic to the website based on the searches people conduct.
  4. Understand that not everybody that visits your website will be your potential client. You may be a Doctor in Mumbai and the article on your site may be read by a person sitting in Chennai. If you do provide your service in Chennai, then yes, it will help. However, if your area of service is Mumbai then the reader may not be your direct client, however, it will still help you increase your brand value.
  5. To keep a website running, you need a domain and hosting. Domain is the address which people type in the browser to reach the website. Hosting is where the content of the website is kept. Consider domain like the address of your home. Hosting is the actual house in question. You will need to pay for the Domain and Hosting both.
  6. You need a partner who can create a website for you and maintain it. Make sure you get proper quotes from them before you dive into having your own website.

MyOPD WebPage vs your Website

At MyOPD, Doctors who purchase MyOPD Clinic Management System get a free page hosted on MyOPD Website. This page takes care of point # 1 and # 2. Check out a sample webpage to get an idea. We have also introduced point # 3, although in a limited way for now.

This way, Doctors don’t need to have their own website in case their requirements are not much as listed above.

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