Private healthcare practices rely heavily on practice management systems and the need for smart information technology (IT) infrastructure behind these systems improves the efficiency of patient care significantly. This article from the American Academy of Family Physicians explains how to improve practice efficiency through the use of a smart computer network.
Small practices are becoming increasingly reliant on computer applications, such as practice management systems and electronic health record (EHR) systems, making them frequent topics of discussion for family physicians. Amid these technology discussions, however, physicians often fail to consider the computer networks on which these applications run. Planning and maintaining a computer network in a practice requires a number of important considerations. Failing to adequately account for these can result in an improperly functioning network with potentially serious consequences, such as security violations.