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Top 3 Benefits of Moving to Cloud-Based Dental Software

T32_blog_post_sharing_v78According to a 2014 survey by HIMSS Analytics, 86% of healthcare organizations say they’re already using cloud services, and 67% say they’re using cloud-based applications.

The report indicates the three most common uses of cloud technology are:

  • Hosting of clinical applications and data
  • Backup and data recovery
  • Health information exchange

How does this translate to dental? And what can you anticipate if you're shopping around for software for your new practice? There's a lot to know about cloud-based dental software, and the difference it can make as you launch your new practice.

Benefits of cloud-based software

Minimized Upfront Cost: Most cloud software is licensed on a subscription basis, which means instead of paying thousands of dollars for a perpetual license, you pay a fee for access per month. Since cloud applications are hosted remotely, there are no physical server requirements, which means implementation also goes faster and costs less.

Increased Mobility and Collaboration: Rather than installing software on a physical hard drive, cloud applications are typically accessed by logging in through a web portal. That means providers can access the information they need from any location and device. Whether you’re in the office, traveling, or administering an at-home visit, cloud software helps you maintain continuity of care by staying connected to patient and procedural data. 

Outsourced IT Maintenance: When you subscribe to a cloud-based application, the vendor usually agrees to manage all IT maintenance, including bug-repair, updates, patches, and security. That can make a huge difference for a smaller practice with limited (or no) IT resources — saves time, saves money, frees your staff to focus on delivering care and improving the patient experience. 

tab32's cloud-based system is a great fit for new practices. We help keep costs down while giving you a solution that allows your practice the freedom to grow. Contact us today to learn more.

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Topics: Cloud Dental Software