What to Consider When Purchasing Cloud-Based Practice Management Software

When investing in cloud-based software, it’s important to determine your specific needs through a self-assessment. Then seek out vendors with flexible solutions to meet those needs.

To get started, consider how your practice currently manages data, what pain points you experience and how a centralized solution can alleviate those issues and improve your workflow. Then, determine if your practice is set up for the cloud. You may find you need to invest in new computers or upgrade to a more reliable, high-speed internet service before you make the investment.

Next, it’s time to talk to vendors about their solutions. Not sure what to ask? Use this checklist:

Will other systems integrate with the software? Make sure your imaging devices speak to the practice management software you choose for a smooth, painless transition to the cloud.

What’s the cost? Ask what you get for the base price, how much you can expect to pay in monthly subscription fees and how that might increase as you add locations and make upgrades.

How difficult is it to learn? You’ll want an intuitive system with easy-to-use formats and interfaces, so you and your team members feel comfortable with it as quickly as possible.

What kind of support does the company offer? This is critical. Make sure you’ll be able to easily get someone to help if you ever have issues with the software, especially in the early days. Partner with a trusted, established company that you know will be around to offer solid support services as you continue to grow your practices.

Why Fuse for Multiple Locations

Integration: Your Patterson rep will walk you through the process, ensuring systems you have in place will integrate seamlessly with Fuse cloud-based software. Remember, this should be an easy transition, and your rep will be there every step of the way to ensure that it is.

Cost: When you invest in Fuse, you’ll know your costs upfront. You won’t have to worry about any surprises in your monthly bill.

The learning curve: It won’t take long for you and your team members to master Fuse. The software features an intuitive interface and dashboards that make it easy to access practice performance indicators and to see all patient information in one record. Smart Screens summarize data so you can filter key KPIs and then act – all without running traditional reports. The simple, modern interface is easy to navigate, and makes it possible to multitask as you work continuously across multiple windows. Fuse also features built-in WalkMe training that guides you through a specific task step by step as you work.

Support: When you invest in Fuse, you have access to in-person, remote or self-guided training. These flexible options make onboarding easy, ensuring you and your team are comfortable with the new software right away. And once training is through, you’ll have ongoing access to exceptional support services.

With Fuse cloud-based practice management software, you can access practice and patient data from anywhere, when it’s most convenient for you. Everything you need is connected through one database for a seamless practice management experience across all locations. You can easily look at KPIs for every office to gain insights into practice health or quickly pull up patient details, whether you want to review X-rays or look at insurance information. And because everything is standardized, you know you’re getting clean, reliable data.

Fuse grows with you, helping you overcome the challenges of multi-practice ownership. There’s no limit to the number of practices you can manage with Fuse. The centralized database improves efficiencies and enhances the patient experience, leading to higher production and healthier bottom lines.

Learn more about Fuse and what it can do for your practice.

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