- Switching made simple: Even amidst the pandemic, Dr Botha found switching to Clinic to Cloud simple, seamless and fuss-free, with support all the way.
- Anytime anywhere access: Clinic to Cloud helped Dr Botha manage his schedule, clinical notes and practice on the go, while working across multiple practice sites.
- Cost efficiencies: No longer limited by servers which were costly and time-consuming to maintain, Dr Botha found Clinic to Cloud be the most cost-efficient provider on the market.
GP Allergist Dr Marius Botha has a highly specialised and mobile medical practice based in Mackay, Queensland. He operates his own clinics, while also working across various other practices.
In 2019, Dr Botha opened a new clinic on the Sunshine Coast, and switched to Clinic to Cloud, just as COVID hit. Despite switching solution providers at such a volatile time, Dr Botha found the process with Clinic to Cloud both simple and easy. Now, he has saved his practice time and money, while enjoying the flexibility to work from anywhere.
“We had a backlog in that first week of COVID. We were hammered and had hundreds of patients. However, we found the Clinic to Cloud software very easy to use. Now, everything we need is coming in as we need it. My blood tests are coming in, my x-rays are coming in - it gives me much more freedom and costs me less,” he says.
Dr Botha’s practice is highly mobile as he operates his own clinic, as well as works within other medical practices. In several of those practices, he was using different medical software solutions but found them inefficient, hard to access, and unsuited to his on-the-go needs.
“We're always getting phone calls with queries, and requests to come back to various locations,” Dr Botha said. “The previous software I was using through another clinic was just in the ‘too-hard box’, so I left it for the nurses or for the receptionists to do.”
Two of the practices Dr Botha worked at which had only used server-based clinical and practice management software and didn’t even offer remote access to their systems, making coordinating appointments for his busy schedule very difficult.
“The software solutions were a nightmare because they were running on servers, which would crash, getting outdated, plus were so costly to maintain,” he says. “In fact, a practice I know recently spent $20,000-30,000 on a server, which is working at the moment, but in a year or two years’ time will probably crash again. I didn’t want to outlay that kind of money. I needed something that would seamlessly work wherever I go, and which wouldn’t cost me a lot to continually upgrade.”
Dr Botha needed to find a smarter, more agile medical software solution for his highly specialised practice. Importa ntly, the software needed to be mobile, easily facilitating remote working conditions and bookings from different areas and practices.
Dr Botha was referred to Clinic to Cloud by a colleague and decided the cloud-based software was the best option for him. He was delighted to find the implementation process was simple and fast.
“It was so easy to set up and get running and I love the fact that I can access my database anywhere, anytime, for patient information and referrals, and my workflow is no longer limited by a physical server,” he says.
Clinic to Cloud now saves Dr Botha both time and money, while enabling Dr Botha to streamline his workflow.
“Remote access is very important to us, because of the nature of our jobs. Clinic to Cloud makes our practice more efficient because we can be working anywhere, anytime. Now, my wife, who is also our practice manager, can make appointments from anywhere in the world, and I can access patient information no matter what practice I work from.”
“Everything works much more smoothly, and it's also costing the practice far less because Clinic to Cloud is far more affordable than similar software,” Dr Botha adds. “I love the simplicity of incorporating billing and notes and everything in one system with Clinic to Cloud. We can also link up our software with an accountancy program. All of this saves us so much time, money, and effort.”