Today’s small chiropractic offices are dependent upon technology for many things. Most significantly, to run applications related to scheduling appointments and billing.
Here’s the question.
What would you do if your practice’s computers shut down with some or all your critical info on them?
Let’s pretend for a moment that you run a chiropractic office with nine employees that use five computers, three tablets, and ten smartphones – all connected to the network.
Of course, not all that technology is going to crash all at once unless there is a localized disaster involving the power, fire, flood, or storm.
But if just one of your key computers goes down, it can slow down your day, keep patients from being able to make appointments, and force your staff to do paperwork twice – first with paper and pen, then later re-entering the information into the repaired computer.
It’s a nuisance that you would rather just avoid.
So back to our question…
What would you do if a key computer crashed?
How would you retrieve your information?
Who would you call that understands the IT support needs of a chiropractic office?
Networking Specialists understand that there is a difference between these three concepts:
Most chiropractors are not interested in getting into the weeds of computer repair. They, like you, don’t WANT to know how it all works. They just want someone to give them the essential information that they NEED to know to run the technology within their practice and from time to time, make them aware of anything that they SHOULD have on their radar.
After all, you don’t want to be the guy that’s at the office at 9:00 at night doing endless hours of mind-numbing backups, updates, upgrades and security patches.
You want to have time for a life outside of the office.
Instead of making you go through a long list of everything that you could be told about chiropractic computer services, let us condense it.
Here’s The Executive Summary.
Point #1: Chiropractic computer services generally come in three pricing formats – break/fix, retainer, and Managed IT services. Depending on the company that you choose, they may offer anything from one pricing structure to all three. The main difference between break/fix, retainer, and Managed IT services models is that Managed IT services is a subscription IT care model in which you pay a monthly fee for professionals to keep your systems running. In break/fix model, the computer repair technician makes money when your systems break down. The retainer model is a hybrid of the other two.
Point #2: Because you deal with personally identifiable health information, you are subject to the IT compliance requirements of HIPAA.
Point #3: Because you accept credit card payments, your payment systems must comply with PCI DSS.
Point #4: The four most valuable IT services offerings that a chiropractic office can leverage from a relationship with an IT services provider like Networking Specialists are Managed IT Services, Cybersecurity Services, IT Consulting, and Help Desk Services.
That, in a nutshell, is what you NEED to know about chiropractic computer services.
But if you’re the kind of person that likes the details, read on!
All About The Computer Services That IT Professionals Offer To Chiropractic Offices In North Dakota And Minnesota.
While we can’t speak for every IT services company serving Minnesota and North Dakota, the Networking Specialists team can tell you all about the services we leverage to help our chiropractor clients to get more done, see more clients, and enjoy more leisure time.
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