Innovation is a Choice

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been” – Wayne Gretzky

What to look for when choosing a cloud-based software

Just because a company can build a locally installed software, doesn’t mean you should trust them to build a web-based software. There are a lot of unique considerations that need to be taken into account when building for web.

Who decides how your clinic operates: your software or you?

Plato is a flexible, template based software – you manage Plato, it doesn’t manage your clinic. There are a lot of choices to make when deciding how you want your clinic to run. In this article, we will address two choices:

Every EMR should offer unlimited data storage

In Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) mandates that electronic medical records be kept for patient’s lifetime plus 6 years. Most clinics operate for 25-30 years and see tens of thousands of patients – as a doctor or clinic manager, this leaves you responsible for hundreds of Gigabytes (GBs) of data! Cloud-based systems are built to handle more

Maintain the Freedom to Choose

A lot of clinics feel trapped by their current Clinic Management Software (CMS) software provider – they are not sure of how to extract data out of their CMS if they want to switch, and their CMS provider does not provide support for data extraction.

Is your software evolving in step with changing regulations?

In Singapore, both the government and non-governmental organizations work to improve healthcare standards and access. Both clinics and their IT vendors are responsible for ensuring that they are aware of these changes. At Plato, we both strive to ensure our partner clinics are aware of new changes, and that their software is updated to reflect

How much data can your current Clinic Management System manage?

Locally installed systems built with older technology cannot handle a lot of data. If your system takes a long time to complete its daily back-up (more than 10 minutes), if it manages transactions slowly, or if it crashes regularly, it is likely that your technology is unable to handle the amount of data you manage.

How Secure is your data?

At Plato, we believe that you should have clarity on how we protect your clinic’s data. IT security is like a game of cat and mouse – a software needs to use the latest encryption and security standards to stay ahead of anyone trying to gain unauthorized access to their data.