Managing a successful plastic surgery practice requires computer software and hardware that can be customized to meet the needs of your staff and patients. PSP highlights a handful of systems that include features such as patient schedulers and electronic medical record keeping. Contact these companies to determine which product is right for your practice.

TeleVox Software
TeleVox Software offers Vox On-Hold™, an on-hold messaging system that transforms silent on-hold time into a medium with promotional or educational messages for patients. Practices can introduce new treatment options, services, and staff members, provide information on plastic surgery topics, and give brief biographies of each surgeon in the practice. The system incorporates professional scriptwriters, broadcast voice talent, and a variety of royalty-free music, and it also includes WebPlus™, a Web site design and hosting service, to create a stronger online presence for plastic surgery practices. With WebPlus, surgeons can create and host customized Web sites, allowing them to market themselves online and make valuable information available to patients at all times. Additional features include search-engine optimization, ongoing Web site maintenance, and e-mail for the entire staff.

For additional information, contact TeleVox Software Inc, 1110 Montlimar Dr, Suite 700, Mobile, AL 36609; (800) 644-4266;


Nopali software or­ganizes your office and saves you time. Features include a scheduler, a referral tracker, an electronic medical record, a quote manager, a patient bookkeeper, an office ledger, an insurance biller, an inventory manager, a letter generator, and a patient-information packager. The software requires a Macintosh computer running operating system 10.4. A large monitor is recommended.

For additional information, contact Nopali, 93 St-Joseph Blvd W, Montreal, QC, H2T 2P5 Canada; (866) 462-6476;


Practice 2007 by NexTech enhances practice-management, marketing, and medical records for plastic and reconstructive surgery practices, dermatology practices, and medical spas. Fully integrated features include billing; patient financial transactions; inventory; mass mail merging with Microsoft Word® electronic billing; links to photoimaging, Palm PDAs, and Pocket PCs; assimilation with wireless Tablet PCs; and bar code scanning. Practice 2007 includes NexEMR, which reduces the use of paper files and documents and analyzes clinical services, outcomes, and prescription histories. It comes packaged with customizable notes for consultants, patient histories, physical exams, office procedures, and observations before, during, and after surgery.

For additional information, contact NexTech, 5654 Marquesas Circle, Sarasota, FL 34233; (800) 490-0821;


Brickell Research
Brickell Medical Office Version 9 by Brickell Research is a practice-management and scheduling system that features full-form rescaling to improve readability on high-resolution monitors and support for task-specific custom color schemes in its scheduler. New functions increase efficiency and accountability in patient-checkout pro­cesses, claim and superbill generation, flexible recall generation, security, and transaction batch tracking. Appoint­ment-stage analysis re­ports and specialized ASC reports (in se­lected states) have been added to its list of more than 600 reports. The company has also released the Brickell Scheduler 9 (a medical-resource scheduling system), the Brickell Scheduler Pro 9 (which combines the scheduling, EMR, superbill, and Microsoft Word® mail-merge features), and several interfaces to third-party software products based on the HL7 messaging standard.

For additional information, contact Brickell Research Inc, 1800 SW 27th Ave, Suite 505, Miami, FL 33145; (888) 877-8176;


Canfield Imaging Systems
VECTRA™ 3D from Canfield Imaging Systems is built on the Mirror software engine for medical imaging. It delivers ease of use and streamlined capture, generating an infinite number of patient views from a single 3-D data set—all with a point-and-shoot feature. VECTRA 3D includes communication and analysis tools that are unique to di­mensional imaging, as well as dual fields of view for facial and body imaging.

For additional information, contact Canfield Imaging Systems, 253 Passaic Ave, Fairfield, NJ 07004-2524; (973) 276-0300;


ResultSet introduces the RSI MedPad™, a cost-efficient digital electronic pad that can store up to 250 pages. RSI MedPad allows the user to store patient-consultation records, consent forms, superbills, and medical histories. The user can also write, draw, or annotate, using a special ink pen on ordinary paper, without the need for a computer or a scanner. When completed, the documents are simply upload­ed from the system to the patient medical record using a USB interface.

For additional information, contact ResultSet Inc, 912 Northwest Hwy, Suite 111, Fox River Grove, IL 60021; (866) 269-3519;