Free Clinic Software – Does it exist?

I would rather go to a Doctor who charges me fees than a quack who says he will treat me for free! – Anonymous

When our team interacts with Doctors who have downloaded software as a part of trial, some of them expect a Free Clinic Software. This article is to shed light on the aspect of such free software solutions.

Here are 5 points you should consider while evaluating Free Clinic Software Solutions.

1. Free Clinic Software Solutions as Hobby Projects

These are hobby projects done by College Graduates as a part of their Final Year Projects. You may encounter this situation when you have your friend’s son or friend’s friend’s daughter doing such projects.

The issue is, the people who work on such projects often get placed in companies. Then, there is no one to take care of the hobby project.

It is like buying a vehicle without any mechanic to take care in case there is a problem.

In our opinion, you should clearly stay away from such solutions as they are going to hurt you in long run.

2. New Improvements to Free Clinic Software Solution

Software needs to undergo regular changes. Changes are necessary because of

  • Operating System Upgrades: Recent most Windows upgrades happened from Windows 7 to Windows 8, then 10 then 11 and so on. If you are using a Android / iOS app then those operating systems have undergone several changes year after year. Someone has to make sure that the software works well on each of these OSes.
  • Changing Market Requirements: Prior to COVID, sharing prescription as a PDF with Patients was never considered. Now, it is a standard requirement in any Clinic Software Solution. This is just one example. As you practice, there could be several improvements and suggestions that come to your mind. These improve the productivity of Doctors as they practice.

To check a list of improvements done over last few months to MyOPD Software, check https://www.myopd.in/blog/docs-category/myopd-win-releases/

Will the Free Clinic Software Solutions able to handle them?

3. Ongoing Support

Any solution that does not have support system is doomed to fail. Will you ever purchase a Car without any Service Network? No wonder that the best sold cars are those that have excellent service network along with being a good product themselves.

To read more about why you should be worried about after sales Product Support, read our dedicated article on this topic https://www.myopd.in/blog/do-i-really-need-product-support/

4. Feature Limitations

Some Vendors offering FREE Clinic Software add restrictions and limitations to the use. As long as you are able to work within those limitations, you may still get a free clinic software for use until you want to use the feature which is in the paid version. We can call such Free Clinic Software solutions, Temporarily FREE.

MyOPD Clinic Software provides a FREE Trial. Such a trial works for a limited set of patients allowing you to evaluate the application and then decide if it suites your needs. You can download the FREE Trial by visiting www.myopd.in

5. Data Privacy

Last but not the least, Data Privacy is probably the most important point you should be concerned about. The questions you should ask yourself about the free clinic software solution are:

  1. Is my data safe with the vendor?
  2. Is the vendor going to share my data with Third Party?
  3. Will my clients get direct calls / messages from Vendors to sell products / services that could be affecting my business.

Trust between you and your Vendor is most important. After all, you are going to store your Patient’s Health Record and your Personal Financial transactions with the Patients when using Clinic Software. So make sure you choose wisely.

Android apps now have a Data Safety section on Google Playstore. Vendors have to declare what they collect from you and what is shared with third party. Make sure you check it out. To give you an idea, check the MyOPD ZIP Android app Data Safety section on Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.myopd.android

Conclusion

  • Always remember, there is nothing that comes for free. Someone, somewhere, certainly pays the price.
  • As long as you pay the price in software charges, you know what you are paying for.
  • When you use the software for free and unknowing pay in a different way, be careful and know what you are getting into before making use of such a solution.

If you are interested in a dependable software for your requirements, download the FREE Trial of MyOPD Clinic Software by visiting our website www.myopd.in

Google Chromebook for MyOPD ZIP Android App

Google Chromebooks are now getting popular in the market. Thanks to Google, now certain models of Google Chromebooks allow you to run Android Apps directly on Google Chromebook.

So how does a Chromebook look?

Above images are taken from respective manufacturer websites just to give you an idea of how Chromebooks look.

As seen here, Chromebooks are very similar to laptops in the way they look and feel. So if you are a user who wants to have a laptop like interface while using an Android app, then Chromebook is certainly an option. Chromebooks are also available at lower price points than the starting range of Windows Laptops. You can buy them from Amazon or Flipkart. However, before purchasing, read the next point!

Do all Chromebooks support Android Apps?

Unfortunately No. You have to be very careful while choosing the Chromebook if your objective is to run Android apps. List of Chromebooks supporting Android apps is published by Google at https://sites.google.com/a/chromium.org/dev/chromium-os/chrome-os-systems-supporting-android-apps

So make sure the model you are purchasing is listed on this site.

Do all Android Apps run on Chromebooks?

No. Chromebooks do not have SIM Card. So caller ID apps which have SIM as a requirement will not function. Similarly, there are other apps requiring GPS etc which could be incompatible with Chromebooks.

Does MyOPD ZIP for Android run on Chromebooks?

Yes. MyOPD ZIP Android app will be available for those Chromebooks which run Android apps as per the list given by Google.

What is the advantage of using MyOPD ZIP Android app on a Chromebook?

  1. You get a laptop like interface while using MyOPD ZIP app which feels more comfortable, with a bigger screen.
  2. Your phone remains available for other tasks. So battery on your phone will last longer.
  3. Data between MyOPD ZIP on Chromebook and MyOPD ZIP on your Phone will remain in sync based on internet connectivity. So even if you enter data on Chromebook, all the data will be available in your app on the phone.
  4. You can use WhatsApp Multi-Device via the Browser on your Chromebook and share Prescription PDFs as well.
  5. If you are sending SMS reminders via SIM, they will be sent from your Phone, once the data entered on Chromebook is available on the phone.
  6. Photos and Documents attached to Patient record on Phone will be available on the Chromebook as well. If you choose the reception plan, this sync is almost instant.

What is not available on the Chromebook?

Please note, that Google Chromebook is not a Windows Laptop. So you will not be able install Windows Applications, Setup files etc on Google Chromebooks. You can still use Microsoft Office and other apps via their Web Interface i.e. Browser. However, Microsoft has discontinued the allowing Office Android Apps on Google Chromebooks (Read More). For similar use, Chromebooks allow Google Sheets, Google Docs and so on.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a laptop like interface to operate your Clinic Management System without losing the benefits of MyOPD ZIP Android app, you can think of choosing a Chromebook along with your existing Android device. App data on both the devices will remain in sync. However, don’t expect the Chromebook to be a replacement to your existing Windows laptop for all the things you do on the laptop.

Download MyOPD ZIP Android app Free Trial

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Hospital Software 0% Interest EMI Offer

MyOPD Software products are now available with No Cost EMI i.e. at 0% Interest based EMI on Major Bank Credit Cards of India.
What should you know about this offer?
  1. 0% Interest Offer is available on Credit Cards issued in India by VISA and Mastercard.
  2. Offer is applicable on all products of MyOPD Software – Clinic Software on-time versions as well as Hospital Software plans. Offer is not applicable on Subscription plans.
  3. Offer is currently available only for Windows based products.
  4. Offer can be claimed by choosing the EMI option while making the purchase.
  5. 0% EMI offer is applicable only when you choose 3, 6, 9 or 12 months EMI option. EMI options more than 12 months can be chosen, however, 0% Interest will not be applicable for them.
  6. Bank Cards covered in this offer are given below. Please check if your card is mentioned:
    • ICICI Bank Credit Card
    • HDFC Bank Credit Card
    • Axis Bank Credit Card
    • RBL Credit Card
    • INDUS IND Bank Credit Card
    • Citi Bank Credit Card
    • Kotak Mahindra Bank Credit Card
    • YES Bank Credit Card
    • Standard Chartered Bank Credit Card
    • Bank of Baroda Credit Card
    • HSBC Bank Credit Card
  7. EMI offers are not available on Debit Cards.
  8. Offer applicable for a limited time and can be discontinued in future.
Sample Calculation with NO COST EMI

Example calculation of purchase of Rs. 10,000 under No Cost EMI offer:

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Sample EMI Calculation

As seen here, you pay the same amount as the cost of the product with 0% Interest on your credit card. The monthly installments shown are the amounts charged by on the credit card every month. This approach makes the solution affordable as you don’t spend the whole amount in one go.

Check our Pricing Plans at Clinic Software Pricing Plans and Hospital Software Pricing Plans.

Still have questions? Chat with us on WhatsApp

Clinic Software Reception Version

In modern times, Clinic Software should definitely be used by the Reception Staff. We had written an article earlier about 5 Reasons why Reception staff should be using the Clinic Management System.

In this article, we have tried to answer the common questions Doctors have while considering MyOPD Windows Based Clinic Software with Reception Version.

The infographic below should covers these 5 common points that are asked by Doctors during our interaction with them.

Points to Remember about MyOPD Windows Version Clinic Software with Reception Access are:

  1. Reception Version software works entirely offline, without the need to be connected to the internet.
  2. Staff can work on a PC (Desktop or Laptop) or using an Android Tablet. Using Tablet helps save space at the Reception counter.
  3. Reception version is designed such that the Reception staff can use it with minimal training. MyOPD Clinic Software’s reception version is used in Urban as well as Rural areas. Check out the Demo Video showing Patient Registration, Patient Search and Queue Management at Reception.
  4. Reception staff can handle payments with ease. Doctors can see a list of total payments collected at Reception – Watch Video of Payments Handled at Reception.

Want to check our Pricing Plans? View Here

Download the free trial of MyOPD Clinic Software by visiting www.myopd.in

MyOPD Hospital Software goes International

We are happy to announce that we have completed our first overseas installation of MyOPD Hospital Software in Nigeria.

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MyOPD Clinic Software was already being used by Doctors in India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Oman, Jordan, Iraq, Pakistan, Philippines and Indonesia. However, this is for the first time that MyOPD Hospital software is installed out of India.

We are happy to see the product getting matured over period of time and getting accepted by international clients.

This reinforces our belief that MyOPD Hospital Software can be installed and supported by our team no matter where you are located. All that needs is a match in your requirements and some effort to work with us.

Take a moment to view YouTube tutorials of MyOPD Hospital Software at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvf4pA7qB-L5zSLtoXiuiO8bCPQrsiuiR

Check various Help articles of MyOPD Hospital Software at https://www.myopd.in/blog/docs-category/myopd-hospital-software-docs/

Why not book an online demo with us to understand more about the product? WhatsApp us or call us on +91-91683-26023

Download free trial of MyOPD Clinic Software by visiting our website www.myopd.in

Announcements and Clinic Updates

We have already covered SMS Reminders for Patients in MyOPD Clinic Software in our earlier blog post Types of SMS for Patients using MyOPD Clinic Management Software – MyOPD™ Updates

This article talks specifically about cases where Doctors want to send Bulk SMS updates to patients. The picture below highlights some of these use cases.

Case 1: Doctor Not available in the Clinic

This is the most common use case. Doctors often have to go to medical conferences or go on vacations. Patients end up visiting clinics in these times. This type of SMS helps Doctors to inform patients beforehand regarding their unavailability.

Case 2: Visiting Doctor available in Clinic / Hospital on a particular day

Many Hospitals have specialists visiting them on certain days in a month. Many Doctors themselves visit different cities for their personal OPD consultations. This type of SMS can be used to inform patients about the availability of visiting Doctors. Patients can call the appointment number in SMS so that the appointments are lined up before the Doctor visits.

Case 3: Update to Clinic Timings

Lockdowns have now become realities. In such cases, there could be changes to the timing for which clinic operates. Inform patients of the change in your clinic timings. However, usually, this case is not that often compared to the 2 other cases mentioned above.

Case 4: Change in clinic address

This is a rare scenario. However, when it happens, you would need this feature the most. Informing patients about the new location via SMS is in the best interest of the Doctor as well as the patient.

MyOPD Software allows you to send such SMS to your patients at a click of a button. Improved patient care in terms of service from the clinic is a need of the hour as well. MyOPD helps you in this aspect of your practice as well.

So what are you waiting for? Download the free trial of MyOPD Software at www.myopd.in

World Tuberculosis Day

Doctors have to report patients with certain Diagnosis like Tuberculosis to Government authorities. MyOPD #clinicsoftware helps Doctors to quickly search patients by particular Diagnosis for such quick reporting.

So start your free trial today at www.myopd.in or download our Android app from Google Playstore

When is the best time to start using clinic management software?

Clinic Management Software best month to get started

Is there such a thing as a best month to start using an EMR or a clinic management software?

Our analysis shows that March is the best month to get started with using clinic software.

Here are 3 reasons why we think March is the best month to start using Clinic Software in your practice.

Reason # 1: Using a new technology when clinic load is less

Traditionally, the Summer months are the months in which people are less sick. As a result, the load in the clinics is less during the months of Summer. In India, the Summer typically starts from March and goes on till mid June. So using this criteria, we could select any of these months, say March, April, May or June to get started. Then why March is still the best?

Reason # 2: Learning time window

When you purchase the clinic software in March, you and your team gets a good 2 months on the software with less loaded clinic. It helps a lot as the team in clinic gets familiar with various features of the software with the help of training and support from the vendor. May and June do not offer that opportunity as there is a rise in patient numbers once the rainy season starts in June. April is still in the race, however, it falls out on the next selection criteria.

Reason # 3: Accounting Year

In India, the financial year starts from April and ends in March. Clinics and Hospitals need to know the counts of patients or billing details during the financial year period. Starting in March allows you to start capturing data from April. If you start in April or May, you may lose the initial set of data which need to be a part of the report.

The same logic of getting started with a clinic software is also applicable for Hospital Software.

Finally, if you are not reading this in March, don’t wait for the next March to come.

Remember the proverb: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.

So start your free trial today at www.myopd.in or download our Android app from Google Playstore

Dr. Himmatrao Bawaskar Padmashri

We are so excited to know that Dr. Himmatrao Bawaskar, a client of MyOPD Software has been conferred Padmashri award by the Government of India.

Dr. Bawaskar signing his book while handing over to Team MyOPD

Our team had a chance to meet the great man at his hospital. Here is an article we wrote about him during our visit to his hospital https://www.myopd.in/blog/dr-himmatrao-bawaskar-a-doctor-a-role-model/

The entire Team of MyOPD Software wishes Dr. Bawaskar the very best for the future!

Clinic Software Pricing in USD

MyOPD’s Clinic Software for Doctors includes EMR, Billing and so on.

Here are the different plans we have for Clinic Software.

Subscription Plan

  • Subscription plan allows you to start using the Clinic software with less initial investment and an yearly charge.

Subscription Plan Rates

Subscription Plan OptionsPer Year Pricing
MyOPD Clinic Version USD 80
Prices inclusive of all taxes
  • With Subscription plan, you get all the benefits of the software at a reduced yearly charge.
  • Yearly payment is necessary to keep using the software.

One-Time with Optional Yearly AMC

  • With One-Time plans, the software keeps working without any yearly charge. First year Annual Maintenance Charge (AMC) is covered in the cost.
  • Yearly payment after the first year is only required if you are interested in AMC. AMC is required if you want software updates, support, MyOPD Desktop Companion Android App, SMS Services and Cloud Backup
  • So the basic difference between One-Time and Subscription plan is that OPD version works for lifetime with the One-Time Plan. Read more about the comparisons at https://www.myopd.in/blog/myopd-one-time-vs-subscription/

One-Time with Optional Yearly AMC Rates

One-Time Plan OptionsFirst Year PriceOptional AMC from Next Year
MyOPD Clinic Version USD 239USD 70/year
Prices inclusive of all taxes

Get in touch with us today to understand what will work best for you. Be assured that we will suggest you an option that will work the best for you. In case our solution does not fit your requirements, we will tell you so.

Book you free online demo with us to understand how MyOPD Windows based Clinic Software works. Click here to Contact us.

Start your free trial today at www.myopd.in