Given the number of software vendors on the market, you might be tempted to try a free healthcare software product or free practice management option. Consider this  – you can’t afford it!

When it comes to the privacy and security of your patients’ health records, you need encrypted, fully HIPAA compliant software that can ideally also improve the way you run your practice and bill for reimbursement. Your patients deserve better than free software to store their most personal health information.

Own your patient data.

Making an investment in a practice management software also means you are making an investment in that vendor. Free software vendors have been known to announce they will begin charging years after launching their software product. Suddenly, a free software product can cost thousands a month if you want to keep your own patient data that you created! Worse, other free software vendors have folded, taking patient data down with them and leaving practices scrambling to find a solution where they will need to recreate all of their patient data from scratch.

Ads do not belong in serious software.

When software and services are free, the vendor generally makes their revenue through advertising dollars that sell your practice as a consumer. You become their product, rather than a user in ad-supported models. Choose a vendor that views you as a client. Better still, choose MacPractice as a partner in the success of your practice.

Did you know that EHR software with ads may prompt you to view an ad while creating your patient notes, documenting a patient counter, or even prescribing a medication? These critical moments are no time for distraction.

Innovation is everything.

Not only does your vendor needs to be able to invest in the growth of their company to keep up with healthcare legislation regulations, but they also need to keep up with the challenges and opportunities created by new technologies. A software product that does not evolve cannot grow with your practice.

Support and Training are everything.

All too often, free software vendors offer little to no customer support for their products. Think of all the time, money, and effort that will go into training yourself to use the software, along with each new employee that joins your practice. And what if something genuinely goes wrong? Experienced technical support on hand is essential for your success, and for your bottom line.

For more than 14 years, MacPractice has created best-of-class medical, dental and chiropractic software for macOS and iOS. The knowledge, experience and talent of our design and development team, support department, and training staff is unrivaled. MacPractice is a software company. It's what we do, it's all we's in our DNA. We work for you and your practice. MacPractice is dedicated to delivering the best practice management and clinical software to our clients, backed by world-class support and tightly integrated with productivity enhancing, time and money saving services and capabilities.