Electronic medical records do more than cut costs and allow streamlined processes for administrative staff. When considering a transition to EMR one of the most important factors to understand is the increase in patient care that occurs.
Patients won’t just be able to access their reports or pay for care more efficiently. They will enjoy better diagnoses with the support of EMR.
Converting from paper to electronic records allows clinicians to have the information they need in every situation. This means care will start faster.
There will also be less error in treatment. Make sure you know the benefits of EMR for creating the best plan of care:
One of the biggest challenges to healthcare in America isn’t just costs. Medical professionals and hospital network administrators know there is still a barrier to offering care to all.
22% of people have missed a consultation or exam because they couldn’t afford it. But with EMR integrated into telemedicine and patient reporting these costs are decreased.
Patients have the network in place to provide information despite the barriers of distance or office visits.
Validating Information Means Less Exam Time
How much time, effort, and expense are your doctors and patients spending on bad information? It isn’t enough to simply create easier channels for patient reporting.
EMR allows patients and doctors to access this data faster and check its accuracy.
For clinicians and their staffs, this ready access to quality information will cut down on exam time. The reporting capability is transparent for both patients and clinicians and easy to correct.
How often do clinicians have to wade through a medical file to find the most recent information? Or what about the input from labs and other specialists when offering a care plan for your patients?
Information is useless unless easily accessible when needed. EMR makes this possible as doctors and clinicians have the information they require when the patient is in front of them.
This is impossible with paper record keeping. It is also prohibitive when reviewing a long case history.
In cases where telemedicine and other access points are available, your staff will also get the data they need immediately.
Medical staff turnover has been enough to grind care to a halt in certain sectors. The process of retrieving information when new employees don’t know the process can create serious holes in treatment.
Doctors and clinicians can’t afford to miss large chunks of the patient record. EMR offers clear processes and a central point for data retrieval even when office staff may be new or unclear on how records are stored.
Your practice won’t suffer from this integrated database in place.
The Help You Need for Electronic Medical Records
With electronic medical records offering increased reporting and diagnoses for patients the question isn’t if medical practices will transition. The question is when.
And with leveraging data and smart technology as two of the biggest trends in healthcare, EMR allows medical providers to create an integrated experience for patients.
The connection between diagnosis and patient reporting is only one benefit. Decreased administrative costs and more effective treatment will follow.
Make sure you get the full picture before you transition. Contact CIS Consulting today for the help and expertise you need.