Medical software- special features

Medical software can do an enormous amount, but it also has certain special requirements.  Treating medical software as if it were like any other software can be counter-productive, and even dangerous. That’s why it’s important to consider specialised expertise in the area as a factor when selecting a solution for your business.

Medical software MUST:

  1. Maintain confidentiality at all times

This means security- particularly for web applications. It might also mean different classes of user, with different access rights, so information can be handled on a ‘need to know’ basis.

  1. Be accurate

This means rigorous testing. Bugs with the potential to create inaccurate files can be dangerous not only to business, but also to human health, or, in the case of billing databases, financial health.

  1. Encourage accuracy in its human users

There is an art to making interfaces that encourage accurate entry of information, that cross check entries, that ask if the user is certain without being intrusive or slowing down work.

  1. Be extendable

That means that the software needs to be transformable, whether in response to new developments in medical science, regulatory frameworks, or simply making improvements in response to user feedback.

  1. Be created in close consultation with the experts

iNerds- and every other reputable software design company- builds its medical software in conversation with the experts, whether that be a cardiologist for a cardiological symptoms record, or a receptionist for billing.

In addition, there are some features that may not be necessary for all medical software, but which are often required

  1. Be accessible off-site

Suppose you’ve got to make an out-patient visit and you need to make a patient file. You could wait until you get back to the office, but wouldn’t it be better if you could do it from your laptop or iPad while you’re with the patient? Making custom software through

  1. Connect with other medical software (or be multi-functional)

Why should a firm re-enter core data twice- once when recording medical data and again when billing? Wouldn’t it be more convenient to simply enter information once? In our experience this same logic applies across an enormous range of medical utilities.

We’re a firm that has experience servicing all these requirements, so if you’re interested in how medical software can improve outcomes for your business and your patients, give us a call now on 9199 9666. We’re very excited –and ready- to assist you achieve your goals.