So you’re considering the purchase of practice management software (PMS) for your aesthetic office, to streamline your team’s daily tasks and improve office efficiency. But, choosing the right PMS is proving to be quite an intimidating task. The decision doesn’t have to be difficult, as long as you keep these four key factors in mind:
It is important to choose PMS designed specifically for your particular medical specialty. Reach out to other physicians within your specialty to see how well they like their own software. When choosing PMS, ask if the new system will integrate with your existing electronic medical records system (EMR). Take advantage of an in-office demo, to ensure your staff feels comfortable with the system before you commit. With a good idea of your practice’s daily workflow, you can easily determine how user-friendly the PMS interface really is.
Staff not only need easy access to your PMS in the office, but they may also need to login after hours from other locations. The right system for your aesthetic practice should be available whenever and wherever it is needed. Cloud-based PMS can be accessed by any team member with an internet connection, no matter where they happen to be. You also should be able to determine who gets access to specific modules, keeping patient and practice information safe and secure.
Before you start searching for the right system for you and your team, you need to know how much you’re willing to spend. Keep in mind, the total price includes the license to use the platform, as well as all training costs. Your PMS budget should also include maintenance, upgrades, patches, and cybersecurity. Remember, PMS is priced per month and some companies charge more based on the number of providers. While there may be a major price difference between vendors, never let cost be the only factor in this decision. If the price point is higher than what you were initially wanting to spend, consider the amount you will save with additional features.
No-one wants to get stuck with a frozen screen or system meltdown. The best PMS system will have continuous support, preferably both online and via telephone. Select a provider that offers 24/7 online assistance online, to get real-time support. Phone support is important to keep your business flowing smoothly too! Hiccups can be expected, but the best PMS will be there to help, getting support shouldn’t be a burden!
BoomerangFX is PMS for the aesthetic practice, designed by a plastic surgeon. The system was made specifically to meet the specific needs of a MedSpa or busy clinic. BoomerangFX is: