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ClaimTek’s Cloud vs. Other Browser-Based Software

Your billing software is the spine of your business!

ClaimTek's Medical Billing Business Programs

software applications can be accessed in 3 Ways:

[1] On-Premise:

The application is installed locally on your computer or local network.

[2] Cloud Server:

The application is accessed on the cloud via secure direct connection from any computer as well as via a browser (MedOffice does this).

[3] Browser-based:

The application is web-based accessed only via a browser.

The table below will show you a side-by-side comparison chart that answers these key questions to assist you in making the right decision in the best interest of your business.

Comparison

ClaimTek

Other Companies

On-Premise

The application is installed locally on your computer or local network.

Cloud Server

The application is accessed on the cloud via secure direct connection from any computer as well as via a browser.

Browser-based

The application is web-based accessed only via a browser.

Offered By

ClaimTek's Medical Billing Business Programs ClaimTek's Medical Billing Business Programs

Other Software

Technology

Native

Software resides on your desktop

Native

Software resides on a cloud server and accessed via the internet (all the benefits of a desktop without installing it on your machine)

Browser

Based only on HTTPS / HTML displayed inside a web browser

User Experience

RICH

Running software on your desktop, laptop or tablet offers the highest quality user experience and speed

RICH

Running software via a server-based cloud connection simulates the complete user experience as if you were running the software on your own machine. You can open multiple screens and are not limited to a specific page flow.

POOR

You are limited to the quality of web browsers and web technology, so the application is not as rich as a full software experience. For example, you are limited to viewing one screen a time, you are tied to one-page-at-a-time flow, and you can lose transactions if you mistakenly hit the back button or your computer locks up

Accessibility

Maximum

Local software is stored on your desktop or laptop. You usually work on it locally, but you can also access it remotely using any desktop connection or communication software such as GoToMyPC... etc.

Maximum

 You access the software via a direct Internet connection or via browser but the experience remains rich.

Browser

Must be accessed via a browser to a specific website.

Multi-tasking

YES

You have full control over the application, allowing for unlimited multi-tasking (such as opening more than one screen at a time)

YES

You have full control over application, allowing for unlimited multi-tasking (such as opening more than one screen at a time)

NO

You do not have control over multi-tasking, so you can open only one screen at a time.

Backup

YES

No cost to you. You back up your own data.

YES

No cost to you. Company backs up your data.

Important:
Since you own the application, you can restore your backups easily on your local computer with all data remaining intact.

Yes, BUT:

Could cost thousands of dollars to get your data. However, your data will be in basic format so data integrity & re-usability will be compromised. In short, you cannot buy the web-based application to retore it into.

Portability

YES

You can move your data to a new machine at any time or even put it on your own cloud server.

YES

you can move your data to your local computer or any other server according to your business needs.

NO

If you wish to move your business to another web-based company or to your own computer, your data cannot be easily converted and remain relational. You'll have to buy a different software or start fresh.

Customizability

YES

You can customize the application in many ways.

YES

You can customize the application in many ways

DIFFICULT

You cannot easily customize the application.

Integration with other applications

YES

You can integrate MedOffice with many other applications like QuickBooks, Outlook, Google calendar, ClaimTek's EHR as well as 3rd-party EHR, lab, or X-ray systems.

YES

You can integrate MedOffice with many other applications like QuickBooks, Outlook, Google calendar, ClaimTek's EHR as well as 3rd-party EHR, lab, or X-ray systems.

NO

Web-based applications do not usually allow integration with other systems. The vast majority we've seen do not integrate with QuickBooks, Google calendar, Outlook or 3rd-party EHR systems.

Program Updates

YES

Updates are downloaded to your computer.

YES

Company performs updates

YES

Company performs updates

Clearinghouse

Multiple

You can use multiple clearinghouses for different practices as needed. Not tied down to only one source and obligatory fees.

Multiple

You can use multiple clearinghouses for different practices as needed. Not tied down to only one source and obligatory fees.

ONE

You usually have only one choice of clearinghouse. Must pay fees for transactions as dictated by the software company.

Purchased & Maintenance Costs

One-time

One-time cost. Possible periodic costs for upgrades and support.

Low

Low monthly cost for access in addition to initial purchase for ClaimTek licensees. (Compare costs here). Free upgrades & support. Also allows you the choice to own your own cloud and generate income!

HIGH

High monthly cost per provider in addition to initial purchase. (Compare costs here). Includes upgrades and support fees. And, usually, no possibility of owning your own cloud.

Is simple web-based application productive enough to run a successful Medical Billing Business?

Before deciding on software, test-drive it yourself and make sure it...

[  ] Offers full functionality and features.

[  ] Covers all specialties And various needs.

[  ] Has a robust database engine To Handle Heavy Transaction Load.

[  ] Has strong reporting Capabilities.

[  ] Offers Multiple patient statements options and multiple clearinghouse options.

[  ] Offers Flexible Import, Export, and Connectivity Options.

[  ] Keeps Your Cost of Ownership And Any Monthly Fees To A Minimum.


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