Implementing a cloud-based EHR software system like CHIROSPRING into chiropractic practices means there is no need to worry about backup, data storage, or security. There is no need for software updates, expensive servers, or IT staff. This makes practices immune to ransomware attacks because data is not stored on computers. If ransomware does become an issue, you can just reformat the computer and reinstall CHIROSPRING. Not a single piece of data would be missing.
Cloud usage contributes to the global healthcare cloud computing market’s expected growth, reaching 51.9 billion by 2024. A contributing factor for this growth is cloud usage’s flexibility, improved storage, and data scalability. Despite these benefits, many chiropractic practices have questions about using cloud-based EHR.
What Is Cloud-Based EHR?
Cloud-based EHR is a web-based electronic health records system that runs via an internet connection. Maintaining health data occurs using remote servers (the cloud) instead of servers on the premises. That means chiropractic offices do not need to store data on local servers. Instead, they access that data on off-site servers using the web.
Benefits of Using Cloud-Based EHR
When many large-scale chiropractic offices seek out the highest-quality EHR system for their practice’s needs, the upfront costs can be discouraging. However, transitioning to an EHR system does not have to be complicated, costly, or painful. Many medium- to large-scale practices turn to cloud-based EHR systems to suit their operational needs. With that in mind, here are many benefits of using cloud-based EHR.
There’s no need to download software
EHR operates using an internet connection, so there is no need to download or install the software. It is accessible by chiropractors, patients, and staff through a web browser. Users can also use the iPhone app when they are on the go.
CHIROSPRING has a desktop app that automatically updates through a web browser. Both are cloud-based systems where patient data resides on CHIROSPRING’s server. The desktop app is the fastest access option because graphics and software can be installed on the user’s computer. This concept is the same as mobile phone applications.
The seamless integration of cloud-based EHR means that chiropractic practices should not experience an interruption of cash flow. As a result, practices receive a quicker return on their investment compared to using traditional client-server systems.
Cloud-based systems save practices money
Installing EHR client-server software is expensive to set up. With server-based software, practices need to purchase and maintain their server, and the upfront costs associated with that purchase are often in the thousands.
Incorporating cloud-based EHR involves a significantly lower overhead cost, so practices can improve their bottom line. Instead of experiencing high upfront costs, the implementation of cloud-based EHR saves chiropractic offices both in the short term and for the long haul. They won’t have to spend money on installation, maintenance, or updates.
There’s a reduction of the need for IT services
Practices do not need to install, configure, test, run, secure, or update software because everything happens using a SaaS provider in the cloud. CHIROSPRING’s desktop app or browser access updates occur automatically, ensuring that practices are running the most up-to-date system.
There are superior collaborative benefits
Users can sign into systems securely from any location using an internet connection. Therefore, staff and medical professionals for multi-site practices can collaborate easily. If collaboration needs to occur among chiropractors, patients, and staff outside of the office, they can log in and do so effectively. This also extends to larger practices with multiple locations, since centralized billing can occur.
Features of Using Cloud-Based EHR
Instead of maintaining data on a local server, practices can use EHR systems utilizing CHIROSPRING’s off-site servers to access and manage this information. If chiropractic offices use local servers, that means they could experience serious downtime if a virus, ransomware, or other threat occurs. Maintaining data using cloud-based EHR takes that worry away.
There are specific features that practices should look for to ensure that the accessibility, security protection, and support meet their needs. Here are examples of the features of cloud-based EHR.
- There is 24/7 software access on any internet connection.
- Data is safe and secure through encryption and automatic backup.
- Computer viruses like ransomware cannot affect data.
- Entire practice can be up and running in minutes instead of hours or days.
- Software updates are painless because they happen automatically.
- Expand the practice with true multi-location support, with the ability to toggle locations on the front desk or calendar or to run any report by one or multiple locations.
- There’s a visual front desk (check-in and -out).
- There’s online patient appointment confirmation and intake (traditional intake can take up to thirty minutes, so this is a significant time-saver).
- Patients can book appointments online in real time.
- SOAP notes include billing, custom templates, and more. CHIROSPRING can load in SOAP macros from colleagues.
Implementing CHIROSPRING’s cloud-based EHR system to run a chiropractic practice is beneficial for practice management. It includes scheduling, intake, billing, and more. Contact a representative from CHIROSPRING today to receive a quote for a cloud-based EHR system.
CHIROSPRING is an all-in-one practice management and EHR system built specifically for chiropractors to help them regain face-time with patients, spend less time on back-office tasks, maintain a limited staff, and save operational costs.
To see how CHIROSPRING can help you simplify how you manage your practice, reach out to one of our specialists today!