Software is changing, and software delivery options are more confusing than ever. There are Client Server, ASP, and SaaS software models and the differences between them are not very easy to understand.
Ingenix CareTracker (the software that our medical billing service clients and many independent physicians nationwide are utilizing for Practice Management and EHR) is using the SaaS model (software as a service). During a recent meeting, I had a physician ask, “what makes Ingenix CareTracker better than other software”. My answer was “Ingenix CareTracker is like Cable or On Demand TV. As the technology changes and new movies are available they are just there for you. The content never gets old and as new features like music, games are added they are available to you”.
There are many reasons why Ingenix CareTracker is better, but this analogy paints a clear picture of one of the most powerful benefits of the software. Since it is SaaS (software as a service), you will get the latest and greatest features and benefits, in real time. You’ll never wait for new technology again, it is at your fingertips as soon as its available. Below is a link to a white paper that details the differences between these different types of software models and pays special attention to Total Cost of Ownership or TCO.
Read the whitepaper.
This whitepaper was developed by the Software as a Service Executive Council in 2006.
To give you an even clearer picture of the benefits that our Ingenix CareTracker software can deliver over a typical client server software package, you can read the comparison document below.
Read the comparison.
This document was developed by Ingenix CareTracker, our software partner.
Vice President - HST