Over Aesthetic Record
Aesthetic Record is een HIPAA-conform mobiel systeem voor medische fotografie dat speciaal is ontworpen voor de esthetische sector.
AR could become the best aesthetic software if they would let the software link with square or stripe for payments.
No organization to the training at all. Just pieces all over the place.
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Easy to use and great value!
I've been using this software for about 6 months. I switched over from another aesthetic EMR platform due to cost. Aesthetic record offers all the necessary features of the more costly platforms for a fraction of the price. It even has features the more expensive platforms do not have.
There isn't really anything I don't like. Customer service is a message system within the app rather than speaking to a person over the phone. However, it is still immediate and has solved my issues or answered by questions almost immediately.
Best Software for Business Big or Small!
Opmerkingen: The staff at Aesthetic Record are always there to answer any questions I have - the text option on the app is easy to use, and I know I'll get a prompt response every time. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] were super flexible in booking my teaching seminars and made my onboarding process a breeze! The YouTube videos are incredibly helpful whenever I need a quick "how to" or refresher.
Firstly, how inexpensive this software is. I was shocked to learn how affordable it was, especially as a small business over. I also love how versatile Aesthetic records is. I can do everything from place product orders, to host virtual consultations (which is critical in today's climate) to collect payment, distribute gift cards, and so much more! This software also gives me peace of mind come tax season - I know all of my financial information is accurate, organized, and up to date.
I can't really think of anything I don't like about this software.
Been disappointed since day 1
Opmerkingen: Disappointing, frustrating. I want to change but once you get your records in the cost to transfer your own medical records is ridiculous.
It was the most affordable of the options. Organized
I have been disappointed with this software since day 1. Customer support often says they are "available" but frequently do not respond and do not get back to issues. The scheduling template often will not let you schedule at times that are open and available. I have expressed concerns with the program many times and have been told they will "forward these issues" but nothing ever changes. I feel like the creators of this have never actually worked in a medical or aesthetics location. You can only chart via the app, but you cannot even arrange your patients by alphabetic order. When you log into the system from a PC or Mac, it does not allow you to see procedures documented, so you must go back to a tablet to review records. I find there to be many unnecessary steps to start a procedure that are unnecessary for a smaller clinic and end up taking a lot of unnecessary time. Photos often do not upload and get lost.
Opmerkingen: Customer service is EXCELLENT. Very responsive - I was online with an agent from about 4 pm this afternoon until about 7:15 pm to resolve a critical issue. The agent identified my problem and took action. The reason it took 3 hrs was because he had to call one of the administrators of the company on a Sunday afternoon who took his call and helped to resolve my issue. Now that is customer service. I had to forward documentation that I was who I was (understandably) and show that I was the true owner of my company and the legal administrator. My agent [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] also took care of deactivating the employee who was fired and set me up as the legal administrator in a matter of minutes once they received my documentation. They did not make me wait until Monday for normal business hours to resolve the issue since this was a serious breach of confidentiality involving potential legal issues/problems caused by this employee. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] is definitely an asset to this company and a person with a great attitude. He made my issue a priority and validated me and my concerns without hesitation despite having to work overtime to get the job done. Well done [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN]
Not into it just yet since I was just made the official administrator today. Will post updated review and impressions later.
A little hard to navigate and find what I need however, I just discovered that an employee set herself up as the administrator which may be why I have not been able to do all the things I have needed to do to get this program up and running efficiently. I will update my review once I am able to actually run this program as the real administrator.
Easy to use and lots of features.
Let me start off by saying I did a great deal of research before deciding on Aesthetic Record. I reached out to about a dozen of these software companies and finally got convinced with this software because of the capabilities. For one, adding people to use the software and teaching them to do everything so is a breeze. Second, making a new chart during a procedure is super quick and my patients sign consents right on the iPad app they have plus I can always see any services or products my patients have ever used. Third, it is very customizable; you can change consents or questionnaires anytime easily. Our patients like the app because making appointments is quick and painless and our clinic has never been busier and yet it all feels so smooth!
We have been waiting for the POS feature to come out for some time. I get that new developments take time but just wish it was faster. Our account manager is always helpful though which is nice.
Good Software but point of sale system needs major upgrade
Opmerkingen: Overall great alternative to other softwares for medical spa industry that are just ridiculously priced.
Good features, great reports. Takes a while to learn and workflow is not very user friendly. AR could become the best aesthetic software if they would let the software link with square or stripe for payments.
Merchant account. you don't have the option of using square or stripe which we love for ease of use. AR requires you to sign up with different merchant account. We still use AR however we switched back to square for POS and loyality program etc as our experience with the merchant account user by AR called clearnent was a total disaster. The devices offered to collect payments look cheap and are cheap.
Absolutely no customer service!
Opmerkingen: Horrible experience- I would NOT recommend to anyone. We purchased 2 swipe cards from them- both did not work. We did not know there was higher fees for keying in credit card info vs. swipe and for 2 years have been paying much higher credit card processing fees. When I inquired into lowering the rate a year ago, no one cared to look at my activity and point out to me that I could lower it by using swipe and not entering the credit card info for all my transaction. If there is glitch in the system- there are many and often it goes down, you can NOT get in touch with anyone. There is no way for you to speak w/ a human being. The "chat" feature is very frustrating and often times not helpful at all. My estheticians couldn't log in and they kept on telling her to clear her cookies- for hours this happened and finally she was able to get in. Weird things like 'no showing" clients that are check in, credit card not processing even though it says it processed- if you don't look at your batch super closely, you will miss it.
The reports screen/feature is useful- very easy to read.
Absolutely no customer support! The chat feature is useless. I have had people completely contradict someone else. I was on the Chat for 5 hrs bc of a billing issue and still not resolved. You can NOT speak with any live human being w/ this company. Please stay away. I have never worked with a company where they refuse to speak with someone. They do NOT care about customer service at all. That is not what their platform is about. When you are running a multi-millions dollar business, your time is very valuable and this company does not value your time.
Easy to handle and learn. Easy to look up clients and information.
This System is always down. We stopped making appointments on this app because there would be so many difficulties with clients trying to find there appointment or confirmation. We've had to use paper for consent and charting so many times due to your server being down. Its either one thing or another. I do not recommend using this for your company. I will be telling people that are in the same business as me to not use your company!
Continues to go downhill
Do not use if you have more than 1-provider and over 500 clients...
I started using this software 4-years ago when it was just me and it was great for my little 1-woman show. The company also wasn't huge at that time and they had excellent customer service. Then around COVID I noticed things slipping- customer support wasn't as good, communication not as good, much more bugs. It was frustrating but I decided to stick it out because there were a lot of issues with many companies during COVID.
Now 4 years later and I am still a small business with 5-employees but we have 5x'd revenue and client #'s and it has been just issue after issue with AR, to the point that it is inhibiting me growing my business. To name a few:
- Patient information went to wrong client, including full name= HUGE hipaa violation, luckily we were able to explain the bug and didn't get sued...
- Appointments being able to be booked during closed hours= creating a lot of work for me and my staff and also a 1-star review over this (now resolved after hours of my time)
- Multiple times online booking has gone down
- Really poor integration with Mailchimp
- NO integration with Zoho and no help with this other than being bounced around for 3-weeks and then given a bunch of excuses/blaming us for why it didn't work after we had done everything asked of us Needless to say, we are now switching software but wanted to post as a warning to others.
Cheap and easy to use for newer practices that have time to deal when things don't go well or when things don't work...
Lots of bugs, integrations don't work well, tickets get lost and then tech issues never fixed.
Opmerkingen: I love that aesthetic record is adding more and more feature. Soon I believe they will have everything a medical needs so small businesses like mine will be able to just function off one software program. The customer support is excellent and they are willing to take suggestions.
I love that you can sign and send charts to a medical director for review and I love charting from the App.
Just still waiting for a few features so I can get rid of my other software system.
Failure to launch
Opmerkingen: Some of the reps were helpful and they were professional - unfortunately they are difficult to reach without 2-4 days advanced online scheduling which does no good to a busy practice. There was no flow to the training and they kept charging me month after month knowing we weren’t able to even implement the program or use it at all. After months of exhausting all the time & staff resources this was still not functional or useable in any way for us to even try it on one single client. We wasted so much $$ w staff time and energy and have asked for our $$ back yet nothing has happened and we are still being charged. I literally created my own system a few days after becoming so frustrated- and it’s working better than AR.
I loved the promise of what this software could do. EMR with electronic prescriptions, telemedicine, patient portal, etc... This was the 2nd time giving it a chance after 2 years prior when the glitches were abundant. Unfortunately w all the “updates” it still didn’t work as promised.
Incredibly cumbersome to attempt to set up. Company accepts no phone calls- any attempt to contact must be scheduled online for a meeting that is not 24/7 as indicated. No organization to the training at all. Just pieces all over the place. You have to re-enter every detail into a basically blank database. They say takes about 2 weeks- sure- maybe if you can devote 8-10 hrs a day to it for 14 days. It runs so slow- that by the time the photos are taken and done loading, I would normally be done with my client. The check out process is very very long and slow as well. So much duplication of effort and redundant clicks it’s insane.
Reactie Aesthetic Record
3 jaar geleden
Jacqui, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Feedback is so important to us so we can continue to grow and maximize what Aesthetic Record can do for our clients. Since your initial onboarding, we have added a new training and onboarding process that we hope maximizes how our customers are able to build and implement our system successfully into their practices. Our ePrescribe will be launching as well! Again, we are always continuing to grow and I am sorry that our communication didn't come sooner to turn this around for you. -Nikki
So close, yet SOOO far
Opmerkingen: No program is perfect. Everyone has to make adjustments. The company has made more effort in ensuring they will not have to deal with them then helping.
The aesthetic look and web access is solid. It has good intentions to be better than others, but the execution falls well short.
The absolute worst part of this company is they do not let anyone converse through any median except texting via the program. No phone support or email. If you have a complicated questions you need to book time days in-advance to have screen share. If you have a problem you need fixed in a timely manner there is no way to do it. This is a large program that has glitches like all others. The work flow is not intuitive and so you will need help. Trying to converse in text takes hours to get a simple problem resolved that should have taken mins or seconds over a phone. I should have questioned a company that will not let you access them (think facebook or instagram). Not the level of care you need for a patient EMR. I have so much time invested building out the program that I can't change now. Lesson learned. Other issues, you have to move from desktop to ipad and back to desktop just to process 1 sales. Does not makes sense. All sales need to be associated to a full profile. This is standard for an EMR not great for retail, but the main issues is once inside a persons profile you actually need to leave it and search for them manually to book the sale. Why? This is the same as being inside a phone contact, then leaving to search your phone for the same contact just to make the call. Workflow!? Lastly, their solution to rectifying inventory problems is to just delete the difference. Not realizing that this would affect the accounting and profit/loss.
Reactie Aesthetic Record
3 jaar geleden
Hi Scott- Thanks for leaving a review about your experience with Aesthetic Record. I am sorry to hear that you are so unhappy with the platform. We have gotten on phone calls several times, and as we don't have a direct phone number you know that you can always request a call back through chat. When you request a call back we call you and we speak to get issues resolved. We do have an email [email protected] if you prefer that as well. We have taken all of your suggestions and they are actually currently in development regarding inventory, these items will be coming in the new inventory management system so that you can damage out items, track shrinkage etc, As far as taking payments, you can take a payment directly from a procedure, we work with over 850 practices and this isn't something that anything other practice has reported as a workflow issue, it speeds up the checkout process. Please directly email me if you have any other questions! Best, -V
The calendar and booking are a nightmare
Opmerkingen: This is a software that means well but falls short on execution and user interface.
It works on the iPad, iPhone, so very portable.
The developers need to actually sit down for a day and just learn what it's like to schedule patients all day long. POS and all the other features they are adding are nice but the core of the software - the calendar will drive a man insane. It takes 7 clicks to book someone's appointment. I cringe everytime someone calls to reschedule because it is such a chore with this software. You cannot slide or drag appointments from one day to another, or drag appointments from provider A to provider B. You have to input 3-4 bits of info just to reschedule someone. To switch a patient from one provider to another (For example, during sick days), this is the worst of all - just do the free trial and see what I am talking about. AR should look at the competitor scheduling softwares as an example, rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. Other cons: There is no wait-list feature. There is no color coding of appointments by category. No way to distinguish VIP appointments. You have to click on every single appointment to get even the slightest detail, and it is LAGGY! They need to upgrade their server. Allergies and other health red flags are not on the first page of the patient's chart, it is easy to overlook and even dangerous, to be honest. You can tell the developers are not health professionals, or haven't practiced in a long, long time. Inventory makes no sense- no option for "waste" and you cannot add 10 vials of botox at one time to inventory, you must enter them individually.
Too many glitches
Opmerkingen: We are a growing MedSpa and initially liked AR for it's low cost and promised capabilities. However, over the last year we have had countless issues with appointments being hidden, double booked, deleted etc. The promised memberships are full of glitches also, which prevents us from using it for that reason. In general it causes us a ton of extra work and upset patients. Definitely don't recommend. Maybe in a few years , but then again the customer service gets worse as they seem to grow.
Able to login from anywhere. Cheap if you're a small business with few employees.
Constant glitches and bad customer service. There's no phone number they require you chat for every problem, which gets very time consuming and difficult to actually get anything fixed. We've had such terrible problems with the software double booking, deleting appointments, hiding appointments, etc. At first I was patient but I have completely lost my patience, especially because they are not helpful in fixing and thoroughly looking into issues. Looking to switch asap, which is a huge job and a big disappointment.
Reactie Aesthetic Record
3 jaar geleden
Hi Ashley, I am sorry to hear that you have experienced issues with the software. I would love to schedule a call with you to work through any of your concerns. Please email me at [email protected] and we will schedule a call to get these items worked through.
Aesthetics EMR keeps getting better
Opmerkingen: We’ve been with AR from it’s start and have been impressed by their ongoing efforts to make it the best. Support is awesome. Chat requests are answered immediately, and followed up by email documentation. AR staff are quick to realize if voice communication is necessary.
Flexibility in being able to mould the software to suit our needs. If one is slow to adapt to new EMR, one can role out one piece at a time. If one is prepared to jump in, AR offers everything necessary.
Hard to say. Updates may seem too frequent at times. We’ve never been interrupted by a update fail, so that’s great!
Stay Clear of this software
Opmerkingen: Where do I start.... hands down one of the worst business decisions I have made. The most horrific version of customer service my staff and I have ever encountered. They do not like any suggestions to improve the software. Be prepared to be literally yelled at via chat and all they are good for is taking your money. They respond to questions with watching more YouTube videos rather than helping. Who has time to watch videos when trying to check out a customer. Or they don't answer chat and reply 40 minutes later. The system constantly glitches, so you lose all documentation. Their reporting is inaccurate, and they double dip on credit card fees. Stay clear of this company. I hope to save other companies a year of stress and money. Oh, and they charged even when we cancelled. Even, the [SENSITIVE CONTENT] took 3 weeks to respond and doesn't even answer our concerns. When I asked to be refunded for monies charged, she did not reply. Aesthetic Record is a bunch of crooks.
What attracted me initially was the photography and charting. Once I was thrown into I quickly realized it's more work and isn't as accurate as they proclaim.
The reporting is all exported into excel and the numbers were always off. What it my bank never matched reports. The system all around is majorly lacking. The worst part is there is ZERO customer service. Probably the worst I have ever experienced in this industry.
Has some MAJOR glaring flaws - more
Opmerkingen: has potential but they need to do some updates ASAP
the chat box for support. very responsive. HIPAA compliant
Has some major design flaws - patients cannot enter in their birth date when they are filling out a new patient questionnaire. you cannot see at-a-glance if a patient ever filled out a health history - you have to open every single patient visit to go searching for it. Whenever a patient arrives in the waiting room - you have to 1.) ask them their birth date in front of everyone, 2) give them the questionnaire, take back the ipad, then 3) give them back the ipad to sign consent. Basically it is more back and forth than paper charting. you have to upload stock photos before you do consent. Then you have to replace all the phones one by one with the actual photos. It sends patient instructions and surveys even if the patient didn't show up for their appointment. The nurses cannot see the calendar from the day from the iPad. They have to borrow a PC from the front desk to be able to see the appointments.
Reactie Aesthetic Record
4 jaar geleden
Thanks for your review! I wanted to shed some light to a couple of the items written within your review: 1. patients have access to a patient portal, they can login to the portal and securely fill out any private information. Therefore if they need to add their DOB or address to their account that allows an easy and private way for the to do so. Within the portal they can also fill out questionnaires before they come into your office. 2. You don't have to take patient photos. We have something built into each procedure called a "template". We also offer a health timeline which doesn't require any photos at all. 3. To view appointments on your mobile device it is recommend to connect your account for google sync. We would be happy to take you through all these items, please contact our office so that we can get you scheduled for training!
An EMR worth the $
Opmerkingen: I absolutely love working with [SENSITIVE CONTENT]
I love Aesthetic Record primarily because of the "customer service." I have used many EMR systems that lacked the support when most needed. AR responds timely and will work to reconcile challenges as quickly as possible.
My least favorite feature with AR is the lack of detailed reporting. I would love to see a forecasting report! Additionally, I would love to be able to export detailed reports with comments for the Surveys. The filter tool needs to improve as well.
Cumbersome. Dreadful to train an additional staff.
Opmerkingen: I am a MD and clinic owner. I tried this software for a year and was very excited about all of the features they offer. However, many seem to be underdeveloped. Something simple like editing a patient's info can only be done following a specific sequence of clicks. I paid for the software setup and corresponded through email. Usually a relatively quick response, but it was inconsistent and I sometimes wanted to be able to call. Never able to call my point of contact.
Impressive and extensive list of features.
Features were either underdeveloped, time consuming to setup. The setup process in theory is worth the extra money, but in reality, the clinician is going to spend a great deal of time and energy and persistence to achieve this. Seems like there was always some kind of glitch that was happening.
Good functionality for medspa- their foto comparison is really helpful and overall easy to use. Online booking is a nice feature for patients and charting is pretty easy.
The software itself is very glitchy, the calendar is hard to manage as it always blocks you at random times or doesn't allow you to move appointments around etc. But most importantly, communication is TERRIBLE! If you have an issue, there is no way of getting someone on the phone to help. I've had issues w multiple things since signing up that have made it very frustrating and impossible to run the business as it takes over a week to get things fixed. I signed up for their POS system and the card reader wouldn't connect, it took 2 weeks to get it fixed - so have a back up for everything because they make it impossible to run your business smoothly. Also get ready To have your money tied up for weeks. I am still waiting for them to deposit what is now a couple of thousand dollars into my account from transactions that I've ran thru their POS system but they never bothered to tell me I needed to submit additional documentation so they're just holding on to my money and at this point I still have NO IDEA when they're going to deposit because I'm yet to hear back from them. I'd say find another program! I'm too far in at this point to cancel but I deeply regret ever signing up for this service.
They care less about customer satisfaction as your practice grows. They know it’s hard to leave
Opmerkingen: It gets worse over time. They know it is a huge undertaking to change
All in one software to manage online booking, patient appts, charting, photos etc
Photo upload system. Customer support decreases as your practice grows. They simply don’t seem to care when you report issues. “I’ll share your concern….”
Can be better
Opmerkingen: It could have been better, like now with Pabau.
Before After Documentation with Photo of Client
No Option for changing the Language for the countries who are not speaking English.
Way too complicated
I did enjoy all the features however whoever wrote the code or created the steps to getting tasks done made it far too complex. It is hard to explain, but the ease of use is not there. The chat thank goodness was available because pretty regularly I would have to contact someone - I want a system that I do not need assistance with almost weekly. That said, the employees are great. The software, pretty terrible. They need to lean it out - too much noise.
Way too many things going on in the system and I feel bad giving a not 5 star review, but I purchased this because of the good reviews and I honestly do not understand how it has more than 3 stars. :(
Very frustrated with AR
Consent documentation functionality is nice but not great...
Appointment scheduling pages are a nightmare, customer support ends chat on you which is very unprofessional, integration with google calendar is only possible 1 way which is also a nightmare. very confusing. 2 years has passed no improvements made on the software. i saw 0 new features.
Opmerkingen: Overall we have had a good experience. [SENSITIVE CONTENT] who I work directly with is absolutely AMAZING! She is always available and is able to help us when AR is not giving us what we want.
It is self explanatory. It is easy for an employee to figure out how to use it. Lots of videos for training.
That it is constantly having issues or goes down on a weekly basis.