How to make cloud work for rural and remote practices
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How to make cloud work for rural and remote practices

There are certain challenges involved in being a rural or remote practitioner but the right technology can go a long way towards overcoming many of them. Cloud-based software like Helix is accessible from any device to support practitioners who need a more flexible solution than more traditional on-premise software.

Here are some of the ways cloud software can help rural and remote practitioners.

Instant accessibility

If you’re traveling frequently for work, from clinic to clinic, or hospital to hospital, you need to be able to access patient records, test results, prescriptions, and more while you’re on the go. Because cloud software isn’t tied to a specific computer or device, you can open it up on any laptop, phone, or tablet with an internet connection, and have instant access to the information you need. This makes it perfect for remote practitioners who are moving between different sites, and different computers.

Telehealth made simple

Telehealth is not only useful during a pandemic, it also makes working as a rural or remote practitioner much easier. When your patients are spread across a wide area, they may not be able to get to a physical appointment that easily. A cloud platform with telehealth built-in means you can still keep in close contact with your patients without having to spend hours traveling to see them every time.

Save time

For many practitioners, working remotely means hours spent typing your notes into the computer at the end of the day. What’s great about a cloud-based platform is that you can update patient notes as you go, on your phone, tablet, or laptop, leaving your after-hours time free to spend on the things you’d rather be doing. Cloud software can reduce double handling and speed up many of your routine admin tasks, helping you work more efficiently and create a better work-life balance.

Get your practice future-ready

With the speed of technological advancements, it’s looking likely that mobile care will become more widespread in the future. By moving to a cloud-based platform now, you can set your practice up to meet the changing needs of your patients in the future.

Thinking of making the move to a cloud-based solution? Learn more about Helix here.

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