It seems like updating your office software is just one more thing on a long to-do list that isn’t really that important. Afterall, your software works just fine so what’s the point? No wonder so many people click “Remind me later” again and again!

The most important reason to keep your phone and computer up to date is security. There are flaws in any software system, yours included, and it’s just a matter of time before someone discovers them. It may be an accidental bug or a loophole that hackers learn to exploit. We don’t need to tell you what kind of HIPAA violations will occur if someone gets ahold of your of patients’ medical records or financial statements.

There are other reasons to keep your computer and its corresponding software up to date, too. Developers work hard to come up with new features that will make your job easier and more efficient. If you don’t update, you won’t be able to take advantage of these and you’ll have no idea what you’re missing out on! If you’re constantly complaining about how slow your computer runs or how long it takes to log into a patient’s chart, it may be because you need to update.

As irritating as they are, software updates are important, and you should start getting in the habit of following through on those notifications. If you need help with this or practically anything else, you should reach out to us here at Aptus Associates, LLC. Aptus offers a complete Billing and Accounts Receivable Management package to primary care and specialty practices, rural health clinics, professional radiology practices, palliative care offices, and hospitals. Find out how much easier we can make your office management by calling 1 888-760-2455 or emailing [email protected].