RAPID software installed on your server

We install RAPID on your server and your manage the software and operating system. You keep total control over your system and data.

Advantages:

  • Maintain control – Your data on your servers, behind your firewall.
  • Integration – Deploy RAPID close to your existing application servers.
  • Save money – by deploying RAPID on a server you already rent or own.

 

Hardware Requirements for RAPID Software

 

Installations with Multiple Users

For a Multi-User deployment, there are two types of computers required for the installation of RAPID Software.  They include the Server and Workstation PCs.  Each installation will only require one PC to act as a Server and that is where the main software will be installed.  The Workstations are the PCs that the users will use to access the system. The number of Workstations needed will depend on the number of users that will be using the system.

 

The Server:

This is typically a PC that is beefed-up with more processing power and more memory.  If a practice already owns computers with decent specs, it is possible to use one of the existing units as the server.  Click here for the minimum Server specifications.

 

Workstations:

There are 3 Types of Workstations based on the User Type

  1. DC / Provider Workstation – Used by the DC or other Providers needing to create Clinical Documentations
    1. Tablet PCs or Touch Screen PCs are Recommended
    2. Regular Windows PCs could be used but some functionalities would be lost
    3. Click here for minimum Workstation specifications.
  2. Patient Kiosk Workstation – Used by the Patients for completing paperwork / Check-in Procedures
    1. Tablet PCs or Touch Screen PCs are Recommended
    2. Regular Windows PCs could be used but some functionalities would be lost
    3. Click here for minimum Workstation specifications.
  3. Front Desk / Staff Workstation – Billing and Front Office PCs – Any other PCs used by the staff
    1. Regular Windows PCs – No need for Touch Screen PCs
    2. Click here for minimum Workstation specifications.

The number and type of computers needed will depend on the size of your practice and the number of people that will be using the software.

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Installations with Single User

For a single user installation, all the RAPID software components can be installed on one PC. This PC will need to run Windows Professional or Business Edition. It is recommended that it would be a Tablet or Touch Screen PC to enable the user to take advantage of all the advanced functions the system offers like signing documents electronically or annotating images and charts on the screen. Click here for Single User installation minimum specifications.

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SAMPLE CONFIGURATION

This is a typical configuration for a single facility with multiple users using Rapid Practice Management (billing, collections, scheduling, reports) and RAPID Documentation for clinical notes

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HARDWARE FAQs AND MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Workstation System Requirements

  • Front Desk / Staff – Standard Computers – No Need for Tablet or Touch Screen PC
  • DC / Provider and Patient Kiosk – Tablet PC or Touch Screen PC is recommended.
Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8 (no Windows RT) (Vista*)
*Newer OS are preferred to older OS such as Vista
CPU/Processor: 1.5 GHz or Higher
RAM/Memory: 2 GB RAM (minimum); 4 GB RAM (preferred)
Hard Drive/Storage: 5 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
Network Interface Card: Ethernet Card or Wireless Network Card
Software: MS Word 2007 or higher, full seat license**
**Needed for all DC / Provider Workstations and Patient Kiosk Workstations
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9, 10
Chrome or Firefox
Internet Service: 2-4 Mbps or higher (download)**
**Recommended for optimal Support / Training connectivity
– to check your bandwidth visit www.Speedtest.net

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RAPID Software Server

What is the purpose of a RAPID Software Server?

The server is a computer dedicated to running a centralized version of the RAPID software and database.  The other computer equipment in the practice accesses the Server over a network.  It is good business practice to back-up the RAPID software and database daily.  Back-ups should be stored offsite to ensure business continuity in the event of a disaster.

 

What is the difference between a workstation and a server?

Servers generally have larger hard drive capacity, more memory and a faster processor.

 

Does the server need to have a license of Microsoft SQL database?

No, RAPID software comes with a free license of MS SQL and it will be provided as part of the software installation. (In many cases, this is an advantage over other solutions that might require the purchase of a MS SQL license, adding to the overall cost of the system.)

 

Server System Requirements

Server – Only 1 PC is Required per Installation

Operating System: Offices with 10 or less Users:

  • Windows 7 or 8 Professional or Ultimate should be sufficient for the Server.

Offices with more than 10 Users (Must use one of the approved Server Operating systems):

  • Windows Server (2008, 2008 SP 2, 2012 Standard)
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

Server Special Notation: The Server cannot be set as DOMAIN Controller

CPU/Processor: 2 GHZ or higher
RAM/Memory: 4 GB RAM (minimum); > 4 GB RAM (preferred)
Hard Drive/Storage: 20 GB of Free Hard Drive Space
Network Interface Card: Ethernet Card or Wireless Network Card
Software: MS Word 2007 or higher, full seat license, needed for all DC / Provider Workstations and Patient Kiosk Workstations
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9 or 10
Chrome,
Firefox
Internet Service: 2-4 Mbps or higher (download)** 

**Recommended for optimal Support / Training connectivity– to check your bandwidth visit www.Speedtest.net

Can I use a smaller Server if my practice is very small?

RAPID Documentation only clients without the RAPID Practice Management software (i.e. No Scheduling, Billing, Collections, or Reporting) may use a Workstation rather than a dedicated Server.

Click here for an example of this configuration.

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DOCUMENTATION-ONLY CONFIGURATION

Here is a typical configuration for a single facility with just RAPID Documentation for clinical notes.