Top 10 Medical Practice Management Software Systems
In order to run the always-busy business side of the healthcare field, private practices and business need practice management software systems to operate smoothly. These systems are responsible for: scheduling patients, billing, monthly reports and much more. Unlike EHR technology, choosing and operating an adequate PM system is not the physicians’ area of expertise; typically, this responsibility falls onto the office manager’s or IT manager’s shoulders.
These programs prove to be influential in maintain a well-timed schedule in the office and for monitoring patient billing sequences, so doctors and offices managers want to ensure that they are choosing the right system for their practice.
The following are the Top 10 PM Software Programs in use around the globe:
1. NextGen Healthcare Practice Management Software
2. Athenahealth’s AthenaCollector
3. eClinicalWorks Practice Management system
4. McKesson’s Horizon Practice Plus
5. Allscripts PM
6. GE Healthcare’s Centricity Group Management 4.0
7. Epic’s Cadence Enterprise Scheduling
8. Vitera Healthcare Solutions’ Vitera Intergy
9. Cerner Powerworks Practice Management
10. AdvancedMD Practice Management Program
Rosemarie Nelson, a principal at Medical Group Management Association, told InformationWeek Healthcare:
"Oftentimes it isn't which EHR to buy or which practice management system to buy; sometimes it's which bundle to buy because the physician wants a tightly integrated solution," Nelson said. She added that the EHR is more the driver than the PM system. "You pick the EHR that fits you because billing is billing, so chances are the PM systems that works for that EHR will be just fine," said Nelson.
With this ranking by KLAS and other industry-respected personnel, the importance of choosing a successful PM program can make or break any respective practice. To ensure your business stays ahead of the curve, make sure to do your research and invest in the program which best suits your operation’s needs.