Top 10 Global 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.
Introducing Dosis - the AI powered dosing platform
Cloud-based platform Dosis uses AI to help patients and clinicians tailor their medication plans. Shivrat Chhabra, CEO and co-founder, tells us how it works.
When and why was Dosis founded?
Divya, my co-founder and I founded Dosis in 2017 with the purpose of creating a personalised dosing platform. We see personalisation in so many aspects of our lives, but not in the amount of medication we receive. We came across some research at the University of Louisville that personalised the dosing of a class of drugs called ESAs that are used to treat chronic anaemia. We thought, if commercialised, this could greatly benefit the healthcare industry by introducing precision medicine to drug dosing.
The research also showed that by taking this personalised approach, less drugs were needed to achieve the same or better outcomes. That meant that patients were exposed to less medication, so there was a lower likelihood of side effects. It also meant that the cost of care was reduced.
What is the Strategic Anemia Advisor?
Dosis’s flagship product, Strategic Anemia Advisor (SAA), personalises the dosing of Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents (ESAs). ESAs are a class of drugs used to treat chronic anaemia, a common complication of chronic kidney disease.
SAA takes into account a patient’s previous ESA doses and lab levels, determines the patient’s unique response to the drug and outputs an ESA dose recommendation to keep the patient within a specified therapeutic target range. Healthcare providers use SAA as a clinical decision support tool.
What else is Dosis working on?
In the near term, we are working on releasing a personalised dosing module for IV iron, another drug that’s used in tandem with ESAs to treat chronic anaemia. We’re also working on personalising the dosing for the three drugs used to treat Mineral Bone Disorder. We’re very excited to expand our platform to these new drugs.
What are Dosis' strategic goals for the next 2-3 years?
We strongly believe that personalised dosing will be the standard of care within the next decade, and we’re honored to be a part of making that future a reality. In the next few years, we see Dosis entering partnerships with other companies that operate within value-based care environments, where tools like ours that help reduce cost while maintaining or improving outcomes are extremely useful.
What do you think AI's greatest benefits to healthcare are?
If designed well, AI in healthcare allows for a practical and usable way to deploy solutions that would not be feasible otherwise. For example, it’s possible for someone to manually solve the mathematical equations necessary to personalise drug dosing, but it is just not practical. AI in healthcare offers an exciting path forward for implementing solutions that for so long have appeared impractical or impossible.