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10 Top Medical Practice Management Software Systems

Practice management software keeps the medical office running smoothly, and the wrong package can wreak havoc with billing, scheduling, and other essential business processes. A closer look at KLAS' top-ranked systems will help you choose the one that best fits your practice.
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Practice management (PM) software runs the business side of healthcare, from scheduling patients to billing to generating monthly reports, so picking the right system is crucial for any size medical practice. Unlike with electronic health records (EHRs), selecting and overseeing a PM system isn't typically the physician's domain. In a large practice, it typically falls on the office manager's or IT manager's shoulders.

While physicians may have little to say about choosing a PM system, they sure do pay attention to it when problems occur. When they don't get paid, or they receive constant complaints from back-office staff, these programs suddenly become top of mind.

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But how do office or IT managers know if they're choosing the right PM software system for their business? Rosemarie Nelson, a principal with the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) tells InformationWeek Healthcarethat a major decision point is picking a PM system that works well with the practice's EHR.

"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.

However, when choosing a PM software system it's still a good idea to determine if you want to go with a single vendor system that's natively integrated with an EHR, or a best-of-breed system that requires an interface.

Physician practices large and small often turn to the Best In KLAS Awardsfor software and services as a guide when selecting a PM software vendor. KLAS independently monitors vendor performance, with the assistance of thousands of healthcare organizations. KLAS ranks PM software vendors for applicability to various practice types, from single practice to 150-plus physician groups.

According to Mark Wagner, senior director of ambulatory research at KLAS, PM software is one of the highest scoring segments that KLAS examines. Wagner told InformationWeek Healthcarethat most leading PM systems have similar core functionality.

"Functionality is important to providers. However, if you're hung up on functionality and that's all you've got, and you're not taking care of the relationship [with the healthcare provider] and you're not making sure [the providers] feel like their success matters to you as a vendor, they are going to score you poorly when you start measuring their overall experience and satisfaction," said Wagner.

Industry insiders point out that a leading challenge for physician practices is how long it takes to implement the PM system. Getting all the physicians in a large group up to speed on software can be a real headache. That headache will only be made worse if, after the practice buys the license, the vendor isn't helpful in getting doctors over the speed bumps.

Here's a look at 10 of the top PM software vendors, as ranked by KLAS, along with an overview of the features that office and IT managers want.

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User Rank: Apprentice
3/11/2017 | 4:41:30 PM
Need RPMS for 837 claims
I am a new waiver provider, and I am going through HIPAA testing.  I am very confused, IT stuff is not my strong point.  I need a RMPS to submit 837 claims, with a patch for 3rd Party Billing, v2.5, p6.  Can anyone please explain this, and point me in the right direction of how to obtain this software? 
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8/28/2015 | 2:38:19 AM
ScheduFlow keeps my practice running!
I've tried a few different software products, but ScheduFlow by Duoserve is definitely the one for managing my appointments and schedules.  They offer a very comprehensive calendar solution, that works with any mobile device. The prices are unbelievably affordable, for example, running my practice for 5 users is only $34.95/month.   That is insanely cheap compared to all other solutions I came across.

The cons are that their customer support sometimes takes a few hours to get back to you, but I only had to ask them a few questions, and the software ran solid afterwards. 

ScheduFlow is definitely worth giving a try!
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4/8/2015 | 3:47:25 AM
re: 10 Top Medical Practice Management Software Systems
Thanks for the write up!

If you search on the internet, you will find a number of medical practice management software tools. The problem is how to select the one most suitable for your needs. If you intend to buy it for your practice, it might help you to explore the cloud based clinic management system software too. There is one called Doctor and Clinic Management System Software.

These tools are useful for improving the productivity of a practice or a hospital. They are important to manage medical billing, prescription management, appointment scheduling and sending reminders through emails and SMSs.

The cloud based software systems are hosted on the cloud servers. These servers also act as central repository for data which is accessible 24 X 7.
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3/1/2015 | 11:30:25 PM
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interesting to know as right software could help a lot and save a lot of time and money ...
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Its a virtual companion for patients on smartphones, tablets and computers which helps deliver timely reminders and education, tracks patient-reported outcomes and monitors for early warning signs of complications. This data helps providers monitor patients remotely and measures and improves patient adherence, outcomes and satisfaction. There's also a case study I found where it shows the ROI the hospital got by using their solution.
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7/21/2014 | 1:22:27 AM
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I know this software is very important for Medical centers.so i have a list of 5 best practice management software system

Best ever Practice Managment Systems
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7/4/2014 | 3:03:51 AM
Prescription software for doctors
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7/2/2014 | 5:15:20 PM
Sikka Software
No matter what practice management system (PMS) you are using you should incorporate Sikka software and applications into that solution. www.sikkasoftware.com sikka software and applications are the ultimate optimizing tools to help you and your team save time and money.



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6/30/2014 | 7:48:54 PM
Practice Managment Software Solution
Don't forget VersaSuite. As an end-to-end solution, VersaSuite offers scalable features in every module. Their resource-based scheduling accounts for all resources, equipment, beds, and staff, and can be cross-referenced to check for availability. Their Insurance Billing works with multiple Clearinghouses and has extensive reporting capabilities. VersaSuite's Picture Archiving and Communication system is one of the first that can build 3D models of ophthalmic images. They offer a Hospital Information System, and this separate module helps hospitals track production, monitor and increase cash collection, and improve payor performance. If you are in the market for a user-friendly, comprehensive and enterprise level software practice management software solution, check out VersaSuite.com.
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