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Practice Management Software is becoming all the more important now!

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Dunbar’s number says that Humans can comfortably remember 150 stable relationships

This simply means, when your patient count goes above 150, it becomes all the more difficult to remember the patients and their medical histories.

Gone are the days when Doctors would see a patient, write a prescription and forget about it. Welcome to a new world where Disease Management along with Record keeping become the key.

We are going to give you 3 Examples where a Practice Management Software will work better than manual record keeping.

Example # 1: COVID-19 and how will the Practice Management Software Help

Let’s take a case of COVID-19 also known as the Novel Coronavirus. Administrative agencies are increasingly trying to identify people who have come in contact with patients who have tested positive.

Usually, when any person has a medical issue, the person would first visit a General Practitioner or a Family Physician. It becomes important to understand which other patients were treated by the Doctor during the same time in the clinic.

If the Doctor has no good way of keeping records, finding such cases becomes increasingly difficult. As seen in case of COVID-19, time is of supreme importance.

Doctors who are using some form of Practice Management software or record keeping are doing a great favor to the community in general.

Example # 2: Understanding trends of Blood Pressure, BSL, HBA1C, Sr. Creatinine and so on…

You may be a Infectious Diseases Practitioner or a Diabetologist or a Cardiologist or a Nephrologist. One thing you surely have to agree on is the more data you have about the patient, you can treat the patient better.

What if you simply see the trend charts of the patient’s Blood Pressure levels or HBA1C or Sr. Creatinine, you know how the patient is doing in general. Isn’t it a better way to treat the patient as opposed to gut feeling and based on only today’s Blood Pressure Level or HBA1C and so on?

You may say, we still see previous values by looking at past reports given by patient. Well true, however, this involves multiple steps:

1. The patient or you have all the reports at the time of consultation
2. You run through those reports to find Sr. Creatinine or HBA1C and mentally create a chart
3. Then you infer based on these values that you see for multiple patients, multiple times in a day.

This approach is certainly error prone because a reading could be missed, or you could simply be tired to do these 3 steps everyday for every patient. And yes, Doctors see a lot of patients in a day.

How about you see a nice chart at a click of a button showing you all the previous readings? Isn’t that going to relieve of the unnecessary work and let you focus more on giving the right advice to the patient?

Give it a thought.

Example # 3: Automate repetitive tasks

The entire reason to use a software is to automate repetitive tasks.

Let’s say you have to write the advice for URTI:

1. Avoid eating oily and Fried food
2. Gargle twice a day with warm water and pinch of salt
3. Drink warm water during the day.

Now, to every patient who have URTI, you have to write these 3 things over and over. Isn’t that boring? Further, if the patient is speaking another language, you got to translate that and write it for him. And yes, that is possible only if you know the patient’s language.

Instead, why not just feed this in software once and let the software Print it for you over and over again in any language you want to give? That is the power of software.

Using a Practice Management Software makes life simpler for Doctors and patients alike. You still got to learn how to operate it. It is just like learning to drive a vehicle for the first time.

All you need is a will to change and practice in a different way!

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Empowering Doctors for Online Consultation

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Online Consultation Software – How does MyOPD Clinic Software help Doctors in Online Consultation?

We often get queries from Doctors on how will they benefit if they use MyOPD for consultation with patients over phone/email.

MyOPD allows Doctors to share a Prescription with the patient over Email or file sharing apps. You can configure your signature to get printed on the Rx as well.

More importantly, MyOPD allows you to print the medicine instructions in the language that the patient understands. So a Doctor in Kerala can prescribe to a Patient in Delhi and share a neatly written prescription with Hindi instructions. That is without knowing Hindi at all.

Isn’t that cool?

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us today to know more.

Hospital Billing Software – MyOPD Beds

Features of a Hospital Billing Software

Let us take a look at some of the challenges faced by Hospital Administrators while creating a final bill:

  • Bed Charges: Patients get admitted to Beds which have different rates. The software needs to account for the rate of the bed based on stay of the patient. Plus, there are transfers to ICU and different category of beds like General, Semi-Private, Private etc. This needs to be handled properly.
  • Consultant Charges: Once admitted, a patient is seen by one or more consultants. Based on the rate of the consultant, the Consultant charges have to be calculated.
  • Consumption of various services: Different services are rendered to the patient during the stay. These are Nursing, Physiotherapy and so on. The bill has to account for these charges as well.
  • Handling of Advances given by Patient: Patients pay the Hospital partial amounts during the duration of the stay. These have to be adjusted during the final bill settlement.
  • Discounts: If you are giving discounts, these need to be taken care as well

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Android App for Doctors – Install Here

We started working on MyOPD from the year 2012. While working with Doctors, many mentioned of having an Android App for Doctors to practice entirely using the Smartphone.

That got us onto a journey of MyOPD Zip. This app will allow Doctors to completely function using a Android Smartphone. If you think how can I use an App for Doctor on a mobile phone, give us a try. It is easy and it works. What’s more? We have a free trial for you. So get started right away.

The Zip App is a smart powerful App.

Doctors can use App to:

  1. Keep a record of Patients they have treated. See how to add a new patient
  2. Print Prescriptions in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam
  3. Print on your own letter head
  4. Track Blood Pressure, Sr. Creat, BSL, Height, Weigth and other parameters using powerful charts and analyse the trends
  5. Keep photos of Reports/X-Rays and anything about patient. Tag them and locate them with ease
  6. Take your Data with you whenever you change your phone! Backs up your data to Google Drive and MyOPD secure servers
  7. Create families of patients and track their charges as a group. Never miss a payment
  8. Print Receipts for your patients

All this from your Android phone using a WiFi printer. See how to setup the WiFi printer to use from MyOPD Zip

HIV transmission modes

1st December is World AIDS Day

On this occasion, Team MyOPD thought of clearing some misconceptions and providing additional information by talking to Dr. Bharat Purandare who specializes in the field of HIV care.

Dr. Purandare explains with great detail steps you need to take while saving a bleeding person on road, HIV transmission modes and much more… Read on…

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Diabetes in Kids

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We come across a lot of literature about Diabetes and its effect on individuals at mid-life or old age. However, very little is read about Diabetes in kids. With advent of fast food, the situation is even more dangerous. MyOPD team had a quick conversation with Dr. Asmit Vaidya to get his perspective on the topic.

Team MyOPD: How early in life can one get Diabetic?

Dr. Vaidya: As early as 5 yrs.

Team MyOPD: If it is hereditary, what should be done to avoid the passage to the progeny?

Dr. Vaidya: It is hereditary. Nothing can be done. One is more likely to get Diabetes at a early age if 1st degree relatives have Diabetes.

Team MyOPD: Would excessive consumption of chocolates by kids (< 10 yr olds) result in Diabetes?

Dr. Vaidya: No relation of chocolate consumption.

Team MyOPD: Would consumption of fast food, burgers result in Diabetes?

Dr. Vaidya: Fast food causes obesity …that can lead to Diabetes at a later age.

Team MyOPD: We all know that a physical activity is good. However, how much is really enough for these kids considering they have a high sugar intake.

Dr. Vaidya: Children should play physically exhausting games for 1 hr.

Team MyOPD: What are the typical symptoms that a child would demonstrate when Diabetic? This would help parents to get the child to a physician earlier.

Dr. Vaidya: Symptoms of Diabetes are – Polyuria  – increased urination; Polydipsia – increased thirst; Polyphagia – Increased hunger; Failure to gain weight.

Team MyOPD: Thank you Dr. Vaidya for your guidance on this topic. 

Old age problems in India

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Dr. Atulya Saurabh, Geriatrician & Diabetologist in Bhopal, MP

In this edition of Booster Dose, we talk about the old age problems in India and measures to avoid them. We all know, a stitch in time, saves nine. To tell us more about this, we have Dr. Atulya Saurabh, Geriatrician from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. MyOPD team talked to Dr. Atulya Saurabh to get his views on this topic.

Team MyOPD: How do we define old age in today’s terms? Is it beyond 50 or 60?

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Dr. Mayuresh Joshi on Software for Doctors

Hello Everyone,

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 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.


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