In theory, good dental practice management software makes life easier for office managers, dentists, and other staff. And if you've invested in a great system, it will enhance the patient experience. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case for many practices and their software systems. Often, dentists and other staff waste hours of time trying to get their legacy systems to do what they need to manage the day to day basics of their busy practice.
These older systems rely on servers and other hardware that stay in the office. This old technology needs constant updating and upkeep from dedicated IT professionals, or really committed in-office staff. Many industries have moved to cloud-based software, and it's time for dentists to reap the benefits of these sleek, efficient systems.
Beyond being more reliable,
- Reduces redundancy and increases efficiency. Often, older systems have just "added on" as needs for practices have changed over time. This leads to redundancy among systems—especially if you don't trust the old system and end up duplicating the processes with staff. Alternatively, you may be incorporating additional software or programs to get all the features you want—even if you end up overlapping features—when there may be a program that does everything you need.
- Allows for scale with less staff. When you have a reliable, easy to use dental practice management system, it frees up your time to focus on growing your practice. By utilizing all the available features of a good system, you'll retain patients, reactivate past patients, and encourage those patients to refer to you. Additionally, you will have the time to pursue a more robust marketing plan to further grow your practice. And you won't have to fear the growth or worry about administrative overhead since the system you have in place will be efficient and easy to scale—you may need to add staff to see patients, but you won't necessarily need more administrative staff.
- Adds value for patients, increases loyalty. If only there was enough time in the day, you'd be able to ensure your patients (new, old, and in-between) are receiving regular reminders and other contacts from you. You could be in touch to have them make their six-month appointments and reach out at regular intervals if you haven't seen them in awhile. A streamlined and efficient system will also improve their in-office experience, making it more likely for them to return.
A new, efficient cloud based dental software will give any practice a strong boost in the right direction. You can reduce inefficiencies, build systems, and keep the patients you earn when you adopt the right software for your practice. tab32 is user-friendly and offers a range of features that can benefit any practice. Contact us today for more information.