There are so many doctors in the United States that are still not moving with the times. You would assume that almost every doctor would be using a digital system for booking patient appointments, taking care of records and sending prescriptions. But the reality is that many doctors are still stuck in the past in this regard. That is why we think a change is needed.
Doctors must understand that almost all of the system is now digital. Even the local pharmacy is using a pharmacy point of sale software for their records. They are using that software to not only keep track of all the medication they have in stock, but they are also using it to see prescriptions and push them through. It means you should not be giving your patients paper prescriptions, as you are unnecessarily complicating the process.
Now you may be thinking it would be a huge learning curve for you to make these changes. And it is not necessarily the case. Most of the software is very intuitive to use. If you have used any computer program you will begin to understand how this one works as well. Then you will have put your practice in a much better position.
There are studies and statistics available about doctors who have used these systems and transitioned from paper records and prescriptions. Nearly all the studies show that not only does your workload decrease, but your staff has to do less work as well. They will be able to get all their work done much quicker and more efficiently.
While it is going to take a little bit of time for your staff to get used to the new programs, you will soon find they are working faster and better than ever. And then you will realize you should have made the change many years ago.