Private Practice
July 6, 2021

Best Power Diary Alternatives (Features and Pricing)

Thinking of moving from Power Diary to another practice management alternative? 

This is something everyone has considered at some point. 

Whether it's the confusing payment plans or the fact that there's no app, we have all considered this shift! 

Power diary features

So what's the best alternative practice management software? 

While there are tons of online practice management systems out there to help you out, we will provide you with a list of the top solutions available for healthcare providers. 

In this article, we'll share a comparison of the top alternatives to compare each solution. 

Before we can get into the alternatives, we need to layout what Power Diary offers so you can compare it with these alternatives. 

Power Diary is a web-based practice management platform that provides a calendar management solution with many different care management features. 

To give you a good idea of its key features, here is a summary of Power Diary's core functionalities:

  • Appointment Scheduling/ Appointment Management 
  • Billing & Invoicing/Payment Processing
  • Insurance Claims Management
  • Client Portal
  • Note-taking and Document Management
  • Customizable Templates, i.e., Intake forms 

So why, with all of these features, are you looking to leave?

Misleading payment plans

When every other platform in the business has its pricing set up for clinicians as monthly pricing, Power Diary has set theirs up weekly. Why do they do this?

Well, when practitioners such as yourself are whizzing around the internet in their spare time trying to find a software solution for their practice, Power Diary is hoping you'll think their pricing is less than it actually is. 

$8 per week seems like a bargain, but these numbers can quickly stack up against competitors. 

- 2-3 calendars $8 per week is $32 monthly 

- 4-9 calendars $13 per week is $52 monthly 

- 10-20 calendars $21 per week is $84 monthly 

- 21+ calendars variable, be sure to clarify these numbers before you sign up

A Mobile App? 

Healthcare practitioners in 2021 need to be mobile. It's no longer just something handy for those patients who require an extra hand but instead, being able to carry out online bookings through a booking portal, receive appointment reminders and cancellations all through your Android, iPhone, or iPad is an integral part of your practices' functionality. 

In addition to this, telehealth is become more common amongst health practices to streamline medicare for multi-location practitioners and improve customer support. 

Power Diary doesn't let you do this. Our recommendation would be to select an alternative that does. 

Power Diary Alternatives 

This is what you're here for, our top alternatives to Power Diary and their capabilities. 


Designed with the modern practice in mind, Carepatron is a workspace software that enables Doctors, Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Counselors, and any other allied health or mental health worker to live their best work life. It works on any device, anywhere. Including android apps and IOS apps and helps with scheduling client appointments, managing health records, automating billing and payments, and improve patient care worldwide. 

Simple EHR in use

Carepatron key features

Here are just a couple of the many reasons why Carepatron is the best power diary alternative:

1. Appointment Scheduling

Many practice management platforms have basic scheduling tools. Carepatron offers more than that, a complete end-to-end workflow tool, which utilizes cutting-edge technology to automate and optimize what practitioners do, and how they do it. 

Here are some of Carepatron's powerful workflow tools:

  • Client appointment organizer 
  • The ability to share and manage tasks 
  • Auto Reminders 
  • Team Meeting Capabilities 

2. Telehealth for free! 

Carepatron's telehealth tool will enable you to meet with your clients, team, or groups for free. 

Additionally, their video calling quality is superior to others on the market, so you won't have to experience glitches with clients. 

3. Voice to text transcription

Need I say more? Who doesn't want to type as fast as they can talk? 🎙

4. Client relationships

Managing Client relationships can be difficult, but with Carepatron, you can directly contact, manage and allocate within their profile. Making everything easier for you and them! 

5. HIPAA compliant

Privacy and confidentiality aren't the sexiest part of software selection, but when it comes to selecting a software management platform for your practice, it's definitely the most important. Carepatron is HIPPA certified, so unlike other software platforms, you can be sure that they'll keep you and your client's details safe.

Go ahead, sign up for free with Carepatron. 🎉

Carepatron advanced features

Here are some other excellent Carepatron capabilities:  ✔️

  • Fully functional free version available
  • Unlimited 24/7 support 
  • Customizable templates
  • Email reminders to reduce no shows
  • Intuitive, user-friendly interface
  • AI-powered voice to text transcription
  • Note and clinical report software
  • Client relationship capability
  • Stripe payment and online credit card processing
  • Amazing treatment notes
Practice Management Software

Carepatron Pricing

Carepatron has a robust free plan for unlimited users with paid versions at just $29 per user/month.


Nookal is a practice management software designed for allied health clinicians to help practitioners and therapists increase revenue. It enables automation of payments and bookings, reminder messages, staff scheduling, and invoicing. 

What they offer: 

- Simple interface 

- Free 30 day trial 

- Automatic reminder capability

- Basic SMS messaging

- Note templates


• Non-HIPPA compliant

As you know, privacy and confidentiality are paramount in the healthcare sector. Nookal haven't bothered to comply with the HIPPA regulations... which should concern you ❌

  • They are expensive

For a platform that charges $55 per month, you'll get limited support and integration with external providers such as Mailchimp and Xero. That's not great for a mental health workflow.


Nookal saas pricing starts at $55 per month. That's a lot for someone who isn't HIPPA compliant...


SimplePractice is a well-known medical practice management platform that claims to have a broad range of tools to help streamline business management. Including online bookings, medical billing, and referrals. We don't think it lives up to the hype, here's why: 

Customer Service

Social media and online review platforms don't reveal anything good for SimplePractice; they're hard to get ahold of and lack the sense of urgency you'd hope to find in any healthcare CRM. 

Progress Note Capabilities...

For a platform as well established as SimplePractice, you'd hope they'd offer less limited progress notes and psychotherapy note functionality. Other platforms, such as Carepatron, are far more advanced when it comes to this. 


SimplePractice has a choice of two plans, both on a monthly payment plan (listed below). The telehealth video functionality is also an additional $10 per month per practitioner. 

- the essential plan is $39 monthly

- the professional plan is $59 per month 


Cliniko gives healthcare workers an online tool to manage their daily tasks. 

Its most exciting features are:


• The ability to do some Billing and Invoicing 

  • Document Management 
  • Appointment Scheduling Capabilities 
Cliniko features

Here are Cliniko's cons: 


For most healthcare practitioners, pricing is a significant factor in decision-making when it comes to software. Cliniko pricing, while being simple, is expensive. Single practitioners will be looking at $49 per month. 

Missing Patient Portal 

Patient portals are an excellent tool for practitioners; intake forms, messaging, appointment reminders, contact details, and online payments, just to name a few. Any good practice management software should possess this tool. Cliniko doesn't; chose one that does.

A Mobile App? 

Being mobile in 2021 is imperatives to your practice's functionality. You need to be able to access your practice management system from anywhere at any time. Whether it's from Android, iPhone, or iPad, you need to provide a user-friendly service for your patients. Cliniko doesn't have a Mobile App, and we think that's just not good enough these days. 


Halaxy is at the bottom of our list for a reason. We didn't want to even include them, but for completeness, we wanted to share a brief summary and demonstrate why...

Pros ✔️

  • A basic free version with limited capabilities 
  • Not much else...
  • Basic charting

Cons ❌

  • Here's why we don't want to recommend Halaxy... their privacy statement and T&C's. There has been a lot of conversation within the healthcare community about how they own and potentially onsell the client data stored on their platform. We won't rehash here, but be cautious, do your research. 
  • Costs are tough to understand 🤦‍♀️
  • The design is confusing!
  • They don't support immersive patient care experiences.
Halaxy features


We can't figure it out, so how can you expect to! Some things are free, others cost. There are far too many hidden costs to list. Just don't go with them. You can thank us later!

Time to get a beautiful platform ✅

Carepatron is at the top of the list for us and should be for you, but the best thing you can do is look at these websites, try them for a day, and see which one suits your practice best. Just be sure to keep compliance at the forefront of your decision-making!

Get Carepatron for free today so you can feel like this about your practice management software.

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