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EHR – Practice Management System Features – Client Portal
This is the ninth article in my series on Cloud Based EHR / Practice Management Systems. For a more detailed discussion, as well as a five-stop process for selecting an EHR, check out the Guide to Choosing an EHR.
How much time and money would your practice save if it no longer had to worry about reminding Clients about appointments? What if you no longer had to print Intake forms and assessments? What if Clients could pay their bill online, perhaps even prior to their session? These are some of the components in a Client Portal, one of the least common but most sought after features in a Cloud-Based Practice Management System.
A Client Portal consists of a web site where a client has their own account that allows them to access only their own information. This information comes directly from the Practice Management System you are using. By logging into the site, Clients may be able to see all their currently scheduled appointments, send you a secure message, pay their bill, and more. As with other features I have covered, this one can free practice staff up for other tasks.
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Rob has been covering technology and business news for mental health professionals since 2011. His extensive experience in IT, business, and private practice allow him to synthesize information in a friendly, digestible manner. He also enjoys time with his family, ultimate frisbee, and board gaming.