Technology isn't just reserved for medical advancements that benefit humans – but also for their beloved pets as well.
Recent developments in veterinary technology can be employed by vet offices to streamline care for four-legged patients. From better handling of patient data to online booking, here are some tech solutions your practice should adopt...
1. Move To The Cloud
Moving data to the cloud – that is, hosting data on an off-site secure server, can allow for data backup capabilities in case of a mishap with a hard drive. It can also deliver encryption to further safeguard sensitive information.
It allows vets and other professionals in the industry to access patient files and software from anywhere, including mobile devices.
2. Tap Into Mobile Communication
Instead of having to continuously call pet owners to remind them of upcoming appointments, communications solutions allow vet practices to send automated text messages or push notifications.
It can even help clients better manage medication schedules for their pets. This will free up time to allow more care for the animals with fewer administrative tasks.
Considering that more and more people are choosing to get information through a mobile device, it's easier to see why reaching them this way is important.
3. Improve Data Security
Many smaller operations are hit with cyber attacks that can compromise client data and lead to shutdowns. In fact, companies with less than 1,000 employees are at the highest risk for attacks. To be more precise, 43 percent of all cyber threats are aimed at small businesses.
That means billing information and medical records, among many other important pieces of data, should be protected with security solutions with encryption to protect you and those you serve.
4. Add Online Booking
Many people prefer digital booking over calling and making an appointment, at least when dealing with government services. Since so many people are carrying a device and have access to the internet, allowing digital bookings can increase convenience.
Allowing clients to create a profile with a login portal will cut down the amount of information you'll need to collect in person. This also means less time spent on the phone and more spent practicing veterinary medicine.
With the right solutions, online bookings will automatically be added to your clinic calendar so you won't miss any appointments. (If you're still writing down dates on a piece of paper, it's time to upgrade.)
You'll also be able to better prepare ahead of time, based on some of the data provided.
5. Improve Disaster Recovery
Sometimes an unforeseen event such as a flood, fire or theft from a break-in can leave a business high and dry. However, your practice has appointments to keep, and you don't want to let clients down.
Having a plan in place to continue operations when there's an IT disruption can be beneficial to modern veterinarian offices.
Embrace Veterinary Technology To Improve Care
Adopting the newest veterinary technology can help you streamline your data, as well as free up time to better serve your clients.
Learn more about us and how we can help bring your practice to the next level with the newest vet tech.