I am a simple-minded doctor, generally trusting people. I want to grow my practice and am willing to try out new things. Here, I am sharing my experiences with software vendors and the lessons I have learnt. Hope you find these helpful.

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Should I use Practice management software?

Should I use Practice management software?

Many Doctors have this question, with several concerns and half-truths in mind. This blog lists the factors that are relevant in deciding - current state of practice, target for next 5 years in terms of number of clinics, number of patients, practice income... ). It also lists the positive/negative changes that software can bring, so you can evaluate and make right decision, e.g., it reduces dependence on staff, can provide insights to develop the practice, risks loss of data (desktop software), expose your patients to other doctors in the area (appointment sites)...

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What to look for in good practice management software?

What to look for in good practice management software?

This question is extremely important as there are bunch of options available in market, to make you feel like a king, and yet the vendors confuse you with a lot of mumbo-jumbo!

Best is to be clear what the software ‘must-have’, what would be ‘nice-to-have’, and what would be ‘pleasant-surprises’. This blog guides you on what could be in these three categories and how to decide finally.

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Online v/s offline software – the eternal debate

Online v/s offline software – the eternal debate

While vendors of online & offline software debate on technicalities of the topic, what really matters to the practitioner is long-term growth of practice and what role the software can play – reliable record keeping, information availability when/where needed, gaining new patients, retaining existing patients etc.,

This blog makes an interesting comparison of offline v/s online software to individual house v/s flat in big societies. It also provides a comparison table and then lists the factors specific to you according to which you can decide.

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How do I grow my practice, in the age of online marketing, social media, corporate chains etc.,

How do I grow my practice, in the age of online marketing, social media, corporate chains etc.,

Good work was enough in good old days. It’s still the key, but not enough. This blog lists the additional keys you need, to survive and grow in the age of online marketing, social media, corporate chains etc., Technology and online presence are big factors now, and the blogs gives you pointers on how to use these to your advantage and how to avoid the disadvantages.

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How to spread word-of-mouth about your practice?

3 Inexpensive ways to build your branding

In past, it was believed that Word Of Mouth & Public Relations play crucial role in building a successful dental practice. That basic principle remains the same even today; all it needs is a fresh approach

In this technology-driven era, use of smart phones has gone up significantly and people have literally shifted themselves to online world and that’s why there is a need to build PR in the virtual world...

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