Your Veterinary Practice Must Stay Ahead of the Top 5 Alarming IT Trends to Effectively Serve Your Clients!

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The veterinary industry continues to rapidly evolve, and as a result, many veterinary practices are facing a multitude of challenges – from changing societal needs to growing client demands to rising priorities for advancing animal health, your veterinary practice must stay ahead of theses challenges while maintaining productivity and efficiency on a day-to-day basis.

In the veterinary industry, information technology is a business enabler that allows veterinary practices to perform tasks quicker and more efficiently while helping them achieve a better outcome for their clients’ pets. IT Simplified has noticed 5 alarming technology trends in the veterinary industry! To learn more, read on or give us a call at (866) 338-5289.

Does your veterinary practice stay ahead of the latest information technology trends? If not, there’s no need to worry! Our team of IT experts stays ahead of the latest IT trends, developments, and challenges; so we can effectively serve all of your IT needs while helping you stay ahead of the competition!

Throughout the past year or so, we’ve noticed a few prevalent, alarming technology trends in the veterinary industry. Here’s the top 5 alarming technology trends:

  1. Electronic health records

Your veterinary practice is required by law to document examinations performed on your clients’ pets. Similar to humans, animals often require an extensive amount of paperwork that needs to be documented correctly and securely. Essentially, electronic health records offer an efficient way to collect and store electronic health information about your clients and their pets. 

Electronic health records accurately represent vital data while ensuring pet history and relevant information is always accessible and easy to use, in order to increase efficiencies as a result of allowing veterinarians to examine possible trends and long-term changes in the pet’s record.

 

  1. Mobile devices

 

Most businesses are moving toward a mobile-friendly workplace. In fact, the BYOD trend is more popular than ever before – 78% of businesses allow personal mobile devices to be used in the workplace, as long as there are proper security measures in place. So how does a veterinary clinic benefit from the BYOD trend?

 

As client demands continue to grow, most of your clients are looking to stay in constant contact, understandably, as their pets are in your care. When it comes to staying in constant contact, the simplest way is to allow your veterinarians to use mobile devices, including iPads and smartphones, to keep in touch and provide better care to your patients.

 

  1. Information sharing

 

As clients come in and out of your veterinary practice, you’re creating and storing an extensive amount of information, including X-rays and vital information pertaining to diagnoses and treatment plans. Once you’ve gone paperless, information sharing becomes much simpler and more efficient.

 

There’s a wide range of ways to ensure you’re able to share information with colleagues, including cloud solutions designed to give you access to your data and applications from any device or location, as long as there’s an Internet connection. In addition, a patient portal can be implemented to ensure you’re able to share information with your clients, in order to enhance client education while ensuring they’re up-to-date and in the know!

 

  1. Data backup & recoverability

 

Your clients depend on you and your staff members to take care of their pets and maintain accurate, up-to-date information regarding their health. If you’re not preparing for the worst, you’re risking costly data loss, which impacts the quality of care you’re able to provide, as well as the relationships you’ve worked hard to built with your clients.

 

Disasters occur at the most unexpected times – from natural disasters such as floors, fires, and storms to human errors such as accidental file deletion, malicious downloads, and hardware spills – it’s fundamental to backup your data while ensuring it’s recoverable, no matter what comes your way.

 

  1. Security

 

What security measures are in place to protect your veterinary team from a disgruntled client or employee? While many veterinary practices tend to ignore security, it’s absolutely necessary to ensure the right security measures are in place to protect the technical and physical aspects of your practice.

 

When it comes to the technical aspects of your practice, you should have anti-virus software, firewalls, and other IT security solutions in place to keep your network, business IT systems, and data safe. When it comes to the physical aspects of your practice, you should have security cameras and locks in place to protect against intruders.

 

IT-Simplified offers IT services and support to help you stay ahead of the latest IT trends while effectively serving your clients. To learn more, or to schedule a no-obligation information technology assessment, give us a call at (866) 338-5289 or send us an email at info@it-simplified.com.

 

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