More and more I hear about the importance of having audiology equipment that works together. How does having integrated audiology equipment benefit my practice?
Diane Sabo: IT technology and software have revolutionized the business world over the last several decades by automating and bringing together disparate information and data into one system so employees can work more efficiently. The same is now true for the healthcare industry, including hearing care. Audiology equipment that works together streamlines your clinic’s work processes by making it easier to access and process patient data, tests and reports. Integrated audiology software brings all the information from your different devices together. It automates manual processes helping you to eliminate manual data entry and human errors and thereby saves you time. The time save can be used on other more important tasks such as helping more patients or working on other value-adding activities.
Jeanette Fitzke: Integrated audiology equipment makes good sense. Saving time, ensuring correct data and streamlining your workflow are just some of the benefits of having integrated equipment in your practice. Of course, many clinicians prefer to work with stand-alone audiology equipment but this should not stop you from considering a software package that can work with all your devices. An audiology software program such as OTOsuite® from Otometrics is a good choice.
OTOsuite is the shared interface for all Otometrics hearing assessment and fitting solutions. It makes testing and data management more efficient, accurate and convenient. The user interface is easy to learn and use and it keeps everything you need for the complete patient journey in one place so you can work with your audiometer, video otoscope and immittance devices in one shared interface. It integrates seamlessly with Noah and external Electronic Medical Records (EMR). There is also a reporting feature OTOsuite® REPORTS that makes it easy to create consistent and professional reports. You can read more about practical ways to boost control, efficiency, and confidence in Immittance Testing in our recent interview with Audiology Online. Further resources can be found on the Otometrics and Audiology Systems Expo Page on AudiologyOnline.