Townie® Poll

Technology

Poll conducted from 11/30/2016 To 12/16/2016

Generally, what do you think of practice management software?
85 total votes
61%
Love it. It is a vital piece of my practice.
29%
It has become a necessary evil.
7%
I am unhappy with it most of the time.
2%
I do not use it.
What do you think about cloud computing and cloud storage?
63 total votes
43%
The future is in the cloud and I'll be there too.
37%
I don't trust it or feel that I need it.
21%
Whatever is cheapest and easiest for my practice!
Have you made a significant investment in technology in the last five years? (More than $10,000.)
59 total votes
81%
Yes
19%
No
When it comes to technology in my practice...
60 total votes
32%
I want to have the latest and greatest.
13%
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
55%
I mix and match old and new technologies.
What is the biggest obstacle of adopting new technology in the practice?
60 total votes
60%
Cost!
18%
Compatibility issues with existing technologies.
20%
Training myself and my staff.
2%
I'm comfortable with what I have.
How much time do you spend online per day?
60 total votes
28%
An hour, give or take.
53%
A few hours.
10%
Half of the day.
8%
I practically live online.
Who is the technology wizard in your practice?
60 total votes
48%
Me. I might as well have a doctorate degree in IT at this point...
28%
I have a designated IT person on staff.
17%
The staff knows more about it than I do.
7%
We're all clueless. Send help. (We hire someone when we need to.)
Is your office using paperless options (e.g. online patient forms) more or less than when you started practicing?
60 total votes
70%
More.
12%
Less.
18%
About the same.
True or false: A specific piece of technology in your office has been the reason a patient has returned to or referred your practice.
60 total votes
45%
True
55%
False
Do you offer Wi-Fi for your patients?
60 total votes
70%
Yes.
30%
No.

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