It's no secret software can help professionals in almost any sector better organize their business and client base, as well as to manage their work more effectively. Nutritionists and dietitians are no exception. With the increasing explosion in technology of the last few years, there are many attractive options out there that you can and should incorporate in your workflow as a nutrition professional. So, out of all the possible options, what software do dietitians use?
Software for nutritionists and dietitians
First of all, we have developed NutriAdmin as a software for nutritionists product to help you eliminate paper files completely. The software's sole objective, is to provide a specialized system for health coaches, nutritionists, and dietitians that allows them to:
- Manage Electronical Medical Records online
- Manage questionnaires and medical forms with a few clicks
- Send appointments to clients with a click
- Write reports fast leveraging the use of templates
- Create meal plans making use of an efficient platform
- Create and manage recipes for clients
If this sounds like the kind of tasks you would like to digitize and automate, you can sign up for our 14-day free trial to check what NutriAdmin can do for you.
Communication with clients
A few options appear to be the preferred methods by most dietitians for communication with clients. Aside from telephone calls and personal visits, there are a few options you should probably consider. They each have their advantages and disadvantages:
- Gmail: probably the best email provider for dietitians. You can add many useful free plugins like Streak and Rapportive to do marketing, follow up with clients, and stay organized. If you subscribe to Google for work or G-suite (for about $4/month), then you will be able to use your business name with Gmail (i.e. have a professional email like firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Skype: Easy way to have video-conferences with clients. Also useful for online workshops.
- Mailchimp: Email marketing, newsletters, sending mass email announcements to your client base, etc.
Many dietitians leverage social media to increase awareness of their services and brand, and to engage with potential clients at a more personal level. The list of social media platforms usually includes: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and Youtube.
What not all nutritionists/dietitians know, is that there exist a variety of software tools that can automate some of the repetitive tasks of managing several social media profiles. Many of these tools are free to use. Some examples include:
- If This Then That: Configure smart rules between your social media profiles, such as: when I post in my facebook page, make the same post in my LinkedIn profile. Setting a few automation rules can remove duplicate effort if you manage several accounts accross social platforms.
- Hootsuite: Social media marketing in one place.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that many nutritionists and dietitians opt to use Microsoft Word and Excel as their default software for writing reports for clients. However, these tools are not specialized for the nutrition sector. NutriAdmin's reporting software for nutritionists let's you re-use your client data (never re-write your patient notes in reports) and use custom templates. The result is a much simpler and faster time in writing the same kind of reports you were writing previously.
The list above is by no means exclusive. If you want to learn more about other computer programs and online tools you can use, please check software programs for nutritionists and dieticians in business