Medical Billing and Software Capacity

Posted by steelersmb
March 10, 2011
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The one thing they haven’t quite figured out yet in the world of medical accounting software is how to make a package big enough in terms of capacity to handle any size company. As systems and programs get larger, the requirements for these medical accounting software programs grow. Certainly today’s PCs have enough memory and disk space to be able to handle starting up an operating system and a piece of medical accounting software. The issue has more to do with the actual software itself and the mega business that uses it. Today, we have corporations using the medical accounting software that are so massive, it isn’t unusual for them to be billing hundreds of thousands of patients. Suddenly, a software package that used to run on a single PC is no longer able to do the job.

The servers running this medical accounting software are massive. And the memory and disk space used by these servers are light years ahead of what they used to be. Another problem the medical accounting software packages started running into was the actual processing of the data stored in the database once a solid platform was found. Many users began to notice that running a sales report for a company with 100,000 patients was taking a day to run and tying up all the resources of the company server, thus slowing down the work of everyone else. So the next solution was to duplicate the database using a RAID disk system and run the reports off the other drive. And these problems are only the tip of the iceberg because the unavoidable truth is, as long as companies continue to grow and more and more data is needed, these companies will continue to outgrow the medical accounting software that is being used.

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