Plato has an API – use it to enhance your practice

Everyone from your accountant to your patients are using software to manage their business – wouldn’t it be easier if these software could ‘talk’ to each other? With an API, or Application Program Interface, data updated in one software can immediately be reflected in others, eliminating the need to do double-entry.

To Collect or Not to Collect: That is the NRIC Question

You may have heard by now that, according to the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC), organisations in Singapore are to cease with the collection of people’s NRIC details, starting from September 2019. This is part of a greater overall effort from the government to better protect citizens’ personal data and privacy.

PC vs Mac – What works best for your clinic?

There was a time that the question above was easily answered. For businesses, Windows was the clear champ for a long time. Today’s landscape is quite different. Apple has grown in leaps and bounds, firmly demonstrating its capability as a trusty work companion to professionals of all sorts – from creative people such as designers

Do you use Dental Planning?

Patients worry about treatment costs – Dental Planning lets them see their treatment cost and roadmap up front. Dentists and dental staff, imagine this: You’re a patient and you’re about to visit the dentist. Maybe you’re not so fond of going to one, so you’re feeling nervous about the treatments you’ll get. But alas, that

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