In today’s technology driven world it’s vital for any medical practice to have an online booking platform in place so patients can make appointment bookings via the internet. There are several advantages to online bookings systems most of which have been discussed in our previous blog post.
Although there are several options out there for medical practices considering the implementation of an online system, it’s important that you choose the right one, one of the key things to look at is whether the system will integrate well with your existing practice management software.
Most medical practices in Australia already have an automated or computerised system in place to manage patient appointment bookings as well as medical practitioner (doctor) schedules. However, not all these systems have an online appointment booking platform integrated with them.
Why integration is important?
Listed below are some of the reasons why it’s necessary that any online appointment booking system for your website must integrate with existing medical practice software:
- Integration with existing software means you don’t need a complete overhaul of the system in place
- Cost savings as new practice management software is not required
- Your centre reception staff do not have to be trained or familiarised with something new
- Medical centre can continue to function as it does with the added advantage of getting more patients via online bookings
- Online appoint booking feature can be seamlessly added to your medical centre website without interfering with existing day to day operations
- Online appointment bookings update in real-time as they happen, updating availabilities in the process
- All patient information will be added to your existing practice system, saving valuable time for practice staff and making it easier for them to manage patients
If your medical centre is using Best Practice as the practice management software then the Web Choice Online medical appointment system is ideal for you! Contact us to find out more on how we can help you grow your medical practice and improve patient relationships!
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