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Popular Trends in Custom Practice Management System Development
Virtual visits have proven to have numerous advantages, including a lower risk of infection, the ability to handle more appointments, and the delivery of care to patients who, for whatever reason, are unable to travel to their healthcare provider.
Fremont, CA: The administrative burden placed on healthcare providers is enormous. According to estimates, clinicians spend approximately 34% of their time collecting and documenting patient data. Sadly, keeping records, billing, bed management, and other administrative tasks are an unavoidable part of the healthcare workflow. Nonetheless, by developing a custom practice management solution, you can significantly streamline the majority of these processes (PMS).
But what is PMS? How exactly can it improve your workflow? And what does practice management system development involve? Read on—we have answered these and other questions in this article.
Practice management system in healthcare: Market trends
Virtual care has grown rapidly during the pandemic. According to a recent study, by 2022, the number of patients using telehealth will have increased from 11 percent to 46 percent.
Virtual visits have proven to have numerous advantages, including a lower risk of infection, the ability to handle more appointments, and the delivery of care to patients who, for whatever reason, are unable to travel to their healthcare provider. Meanwhile, more than half of all telemedicine patients in the US were satisfied with the services they received.
Such levels of satisfaction suggest that the rise of telemedicine is not a passing fad. This trend is becoming the new norm, and it will continue post-pandemic. As a result, if you're developing a medical practice management system, make sure it includes telemedicine capabilities or can easily integrate with your existing virtual care solution.
Using experience developing medical practice management software, clinicians can choose to implement PM solutions because they want to automate repetitive processes and devote more time to what really matters — patient care. This need for automation became crucial in 2022.
Automated appointment reminders are one instance of how automation can help your facility deal with the stress caused by COVID-19. It's common for hospitals to call patients to remind them of upcoming appointments. This practice is both time-consuming and inefficient, given that 87 percent of us simply ignore calls from unknown numbers.
You will be able to reach out to hundreds of patients at once if you use an automated text alert system. That is not even taking into account the fact that 67 percent of customers prefer texting with businesses to calling them. This will save you hours while greatly increasing your productivity.
Practice management systems have always stored a large amount of sensitive data, making them vulnerable to cyberattacks. However, the healthcare industry will face significant challenges in 2020-2021:
• As the pandemic has accelerated AI adoption, the volume of healthcare data has skyrocketed, with a projected CAGR of 36 percent by 2025.
• With the rise of teleworking, virtual care, and cloud-based solutions, much of this data circulates outside healthcare facilities.
Cybercriminals are becoming more aggressive, and the number of attacks on healthcare facilities is expected to more than double by the end of 2022.
That being said, whether you're looking to build your own practice management system or use a third-party solution, make sure you'll be able to protect your data.