Selecting the right EHR software technology plays a significant role in managing a medical practice and patient load. By using an optimized EHR software, physicians and supporting staff can run a more efficient practice and deliver a higher quality of care to more patients. There are several software solutions available on the market, and more still in development as many hospitals and medical offices take advantage of this technology. What do the best EHR software platforms include in terms of practical design and value-added features?
Comprehensive but Uncluttered Dashboard
One of the most desirable aspects of any EHR software is the dashboard that streamlines the various critical tasks, metrics, and messages the program is meant to handle. A comprehensive dashboard lets users get a decent overview of multiple workflows. However, in order for this overview to enable efficient work, it should present everything in an uncluttered and easy to follow manner. This may require a degree of customization and making it easier for the user to expand for more detailed information as needed.
Sync Up with Patient Portal
While physicians use their EHR product, the software would do well to sync up with patient portal capabilities, thus expanding its usefulness. Patient-sided apps let people message their doctors, set up appointments, pay medical bills, and more. Syncing up patient actions with the EHR software allows doctors to monitor and manage this information from their end, so both the patient and doctor are on the same page.
Enabling these commonplace applications with telemedicine capabilities seems inevitable at this point. Beyond monitoring and managing patient information and files, physicians can have the added convenience of holding virtual meetings and consultations with their patients through the software. This certainly makes healthcare more accessible to patients if they have a smart device and a decent internet connection.
Customizable Physician Management Tools
Beyond managing patient files and interacting with patients, doctors and their staff need to coordinate plenty of office tasks too. If each member of the medical office can access the software through their own accounts, then the software becomes an all-encompassing tool for requesting documents, setting appointments, internal communication, task assignment, and so much more.
Secure Cloud-Based Network
To save on setup and equipment costs, medical offices opt for cloud-based software. This way, they can have secure access to the EHR software’s tools with internet connectivity and their existing devices. Cloud-based software and their patient data is managed and protected by IT professionals off-site. With this type of service, medical offices can focus more on patient care than on the upkeep of their hardware and software. Plus, there are fewer concerns about violating HIPAA regulations.
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