March 12, 2019

The Top 5 Medical Practice Management Software Solutions For Your Independent Practice

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Medical practice management software is on the rise, and with many hospitals and larger practices having already switched over to practice management systems, it might be time to consider doing the same for your independent practice.

There are many options out there when it comes to practice management software, so finding the tool best-suited for your small practice can be challenging. That’s why we sifted through over 150 different practice management solutions to pick out the five systems that we believe work best for small practices.

Here are the top five small practice management software solutions, in no particular order.

drchrono

Screenshot of drchrono practice management software across phone, tablet, and desktop

Trusted by over 70,000 doctors, drchrono offers all the features you’d expect from a quality practice management system without breaking the bank. This is a HIPAA-compliant tool for managing all aspects of a small practice, from appointment scheduling and billing, to messaging patients, managing health records, and staff management features.

Features:

EHR/EMR
Practice management
Financial services (RCM)
Scheduling & billing
Interoperability
Labs, imaging, and e-prescribing
Patient engagement
Technical support
Telemedicine

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Kareo

Screenshot of Kareo practice management software showing insurance collections status

Built specifically with independent practices in mind, Kareo offers a suite of cloud-based medical software solutions that can be used together to completely manage your practice. From managing electronic health records to monitoring collections and accepting payment, Kareo offers all the tools you need to run your small practice. Plus, Kareo offers integrations with a host of other tools and is available for technical support at no extra cost.

Features:

EHR/EMR
Practice management
Financial services (RCM)
Scheduling & billing
Interoperability
Labs, imaging, and e-prescribing
Patient engagement
Technical support
Telemedicine

Practice Fusion

PracticeFusion practice management software showing tasks to do

Practice Fusion is a full-service practice management system that provides EHR management, billing, e-prescribing, labs and imaging, and more. Offering accessibility across your devices thanks to cloud computing, Practice Fusion lets you manage your practice even when you’re on the go, and Practice Fusion’s self-service patient portal allows you to instantly share test results with patients for secure viewing.

Features:

EHR/EMR
Practice management
Financial services (RCM)
Scheduling & billing
Interoperability
Labs, imaging, and e-prescribing
Patient engagement
Technical support
Telemedicine

NextGen Healthcare

Screenshot of NextGen practice management software

Perhaps the most well-established name on this list, NextGen Healthcare is an industry-leading practice management solution that has been supporting healthcare providers for over 40 years. While it may be a bit pricier than some of the other options out there, NextGen offers a comprehensive list of medical software services, including a service specifically built for independent and small practices.

Features:

EHR/EMR
Practice management
Financial services (RCM)
Scheduling & billing
Interoperability
Labs, imaging, and e-prescribing
Patient engagement
Technical support
Telemedicine

athenahealth

Screenshot of athenahealth practice management software showing patient notes

Offering a complete network of medical software services, athenahealth is an intuitive, easy-to-learn practice management system built for modern physicians. A cloud-based system lets you care for your patients from anywhere, and athenahealth’s mobile medical information app, Epocrates, allows you to quickly look up important details about medication, treatments, and diagnoses.

Features:

EHR/EMR
Practice management
Financial services (RCM)
Scheduling & billing
Interoperability
Labs, imaging, and e-prescribing
Patient engagement
Technical support
Telemedicine

These medical practice management systems represent best-in-class solutions, but just because a solution is on this list doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the right one for your practice. For more information on practice management software and to view more solutions, visit our Medical Practice Management Product Selection Tool.

For a free shortlist of the practice management software options that are best for you,  give us a call at 877.822.9526 or email us at info@technologyadvice.com to speak with one of our unbiased Technology Advisors.