A piece on medical billing software from Software Advice caught our attention. We wanted to share it with our readers – We thought you might find it useful.
Katie Matlack, the medical software writer for Software Advice, noted that with the rise in popularity of iPhones and iPads, many doctors are looking for the same simplicity and convenience in the computer products they use at work. She also made the point that one area in which doctors are always looking to improve is in medical billing. From there, she went on to discuss options that folks with Mac systems have and provided some medical billing software reviews.
Here’s a quick overview:
There are several things to keep in mind when you are exploring what Mac-compatible medical billing software to get.
- Can the software support a practice of your size?
- Is your software appropriate for the specialty your practice serves?
- Do you want to purchase a web-based solution (also known as a hosted or software-as-a-service option – or a traditional Mac-based software system that’s installed on-site at your office)?
That last point can often make people take a step back and wonder what is the difference between web-based solutions and native-based solutions. Fortunately, Katie talks about the differences in her post, pointing out that web-based solutions are the norm for Mac users in the medical world because the vast majority of medical practices are still based on personal computers (PCs) that run Windows (and so there are very few software solutions built specifically for the Mac). However, she also makes the point that, for offices that run entirely on Apple computers and are looking for a consistent Apple OS look and feel, finding a native Mac solution can be the preferred choice.
Katie includes a list of medical billing software options, covering both native Mac solutions as well as web based ones. Head on over to her blog post for a more detailed discussion of how to choose the right medical billing software for your Mac-based office.