Medical Software

Understanding the Advantages of Electronic Health Records

Advantages of electronic health records include: helping a healthcare provider to evaluate a patient’s previous conditions, identifying risks to an individual’s health, using templates for various injuries and rapidly obtain tests results. Moreover, some programs let physicians view a list of practitioners who have already treated a patient, and a doctor may evaluate notes that other physicians have added to an individual’s file.

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Ambulatory EHR vs Inpatient EHR

The popularity of health information technology is rising at an ever-increasing rate, and EHR adoption is no different. This has medical practices, hospitals and healthcare businesses alike asking: “How do I know the difference between ambulatory EHR vs inpatient EHR?” You may benefit from implementing both of these systems, or you may only need one or the other. Knowing the differences between the two can help you choose your best-fit electronic health records (EHR) vendor. As such, here’s an overview of these two specific pieces of EHR technology:

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Using Health Information Technology

Health information technology (HIT) has proliferated across the US in the last two decades, encouraged by the Institute of Medicine and the economic incentives of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. From the most basic programs of computerized physician order entry (CPOE) through clinical decision support (CDS) to a true electronic health record (EHR), software applications are now readily available to even small operations. In fact, there are so many options that it can be hard to choose among them.

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EMR and EHR Requirements, Features and Checklist

EMR & EHR software requirements are complex and a plenty.  Electronic health records – or EHR – collect and standardize information needed for managing patients’ medical records. EHR software also allows you to share records, view trends and discover possible changes in patient history.  The Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive program is another reason to consider installing this type of software – giving you the opportunity to receive incentive payments for implementation.

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Why Implement Electronic Medical Records?

Electronic medical record systems (EMR) are a huge step up from paper records.  A medical clinic can benefit in several ways following implementation of this powerful piece of health information technology.  Patient care is more efficient and medical records are more secure when stored in an electronic format.  Here are a few of the ways electronic medical records are beneficial:

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Why Participate in the EHR Incentive Program?

The Electronic Health Records (EHR) incentive program is a means of compensating healthcare providers for the costs associated with implementing and upgrading their EHR software. EHR software is a useful tool that allows for better standardization and accessibility of important health records for patients nationwide.  The EHR incentive program is available to eligible hospitals and providers who demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology over the course of the next five to ten years.

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Steps in Selecting EHR Technology

Electronic health record (EHR) software benefits are many: Complete and legible records, safety alerts for clinical decision support, and remote access. These benefits enhance patient safety and improve quality of care, which should decrease the frequency of professional liability claims. Medical innovations, however, often bring new risks, so physicians must keep potential harm to patients in mind and manage potential EHR liability risks proactively.

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Do I Need Medical Billing Software or Practice Management Software?

Each health care practice has its own needs and goals. Some health care providers want to improve the efficiency of patient registration while others need to streamline the process of sending electronic claims to their patients’ insurance company. In addition, there are many health care providers who want to use the latest technology to alert patients of upcoming appointments and bill them in a more timely way.

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The Big Medical Office Software Features List

Like any software, while the specifics will vary between vendors, there are necessary minimum requirements for medical office software (aka medical practice management software) so that medical practices and healthcare providers can administer improved, streamline healthcare while bettering their bottom line in a straightforward way.

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How to Select An EHR

Electronic Health Records Systems, or EHRs, have a substantial set of benefits for health care practices and providers, especially in the wake of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) passage and the medicaid EHR incentive program. Patient and provider access to digital records is what makes continuity of care possible. As such, even the smallest solo-preneur private medical and health practices cannot afford to go without it.  Understand how to select an EHR system and the key benefits for your own practice:

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