Going paperless seems like a classic no-brainer for any Clinic or business at first glance. Anything that can save you time and money has to be good, doesn’t it? Yet despite this, many Clinics still feel reluctant to let go of their tried and tested paper-based systems and fully embrace their digital transformation.
We remain attached to our paper-based ways of working partly because its the way that we have always done things and change can be hard; partly because we are worried about potential compliance and legal implications; and partly because we are not sure exactly how to go paperless.
With a little knowledge and the right tools, all of these questions are easily addressed and the transition to a paperless practice becomes seamless and embedded overnight.
Modern Practice Management Software like AeronaClinic provides a rich feature set for paperless operations across your workflows that is easy to use and delivers real benefits to you and your team. Once you appreciate these, and how easy it is make the step forward into paperless working, you will never look back.
So, why have so many Clinics & Practices gone paperless in recent years?
Save Time & Money
Going paperless doesn’t just mean that you save money on paper. The savings go much further than that. Digital issuing, signing, sharing and storage of documents means significant savings on ink; printer purchase & maintenance as well as vastly reduced filing time and storage space in your practice.
Add in the saved time scanning documents to upload to patient files and you will soon begin to see a real impact on your bottom line, as well as your day to day capacity.
Going digital within a quality Practice Management Software solution means that there is automatic record keeping of all documents, and that they are digitally attached to patient records. There is vastly reduced scope for human error, loss or misfiling of documents or confusion over when or if a document was signed or issued.
You can check and state with confidence what was agreed, by who and when through a simple search on the system. And if you are using a Cloud-based solution like AeronaClinic, you can do this from any device at any time.
One of the key attractions of going paperless is its simple convenience. Paperless means using digital sharing and signing of documents that happens instantly, can be done remotely or in-person. This is extremely convenient for the practice team, but even more so for your patients. They are able to access your practice from any device at any time and complete their business with you when and wherever it suits them.
This is the service that modern patients demand, and that modern Clinics must provide if they are to grow and thrive.
It is an obvious consequence that reducing your use of physical resources such as paper & ink will help to reduce your carbon footprint, as well as your costs. Going paperless isn’t just the right business decision, it is the right social decision.
Not only will you be doing the right thing for the environment, your patients will recognise & appreciate your efforts.
Going paperless doesn’t mean stripping every piece of paper and ink from your Clinic. There will always be a need for some paper-based operations, but the more you embrace the tools offered by your Practice Management Software, the less need you will have for paper across your practice.
AeronaClinic, with its Patient Portal and Design&Sign features, is an ideal tool to lead the digital transformation of your Clinic and take you on the journey towards paperless practice.
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