The time has long since passed when hand-written medical records and documentation were industry standard. Today, electronic health records continue to dominate the medical service field, and their popularity grows each day. While some medical service providers are still doing things the old way, the future of healthcare documentation will be almost completely electronic. To prepare for this shift that is already underway, having a successful EHR implementation strategy is key.
A common concern about EHR implementation is that doctors will spend more time entering data into a computer than actually meeting with patients. This couldn't be further from the truth with the right solution. Well-designed systems like SRSsoft are easy to learn and use. As a result, doctors typically spend much less time entering data than they would with paper records or "traditional point-and-click" EHRs. An added benefit is that electronic health records are incredibly easy to retrieve. Instead of combing through an over-stuffed filing cabinets, doctors can call up records electronically in our out of the clinic meaning they will be able to address patients needs even while away from the office.
Another fear is that EHR implementation will require a medical service provider to overhaul its existing workflow. Again, this does not have to be true. With SRSsoft from Healthcare Information Services, the EHR conforms to your existing workflow and documentation habits, rather than forcing you to point and click your way through a note creation. Practices and physicians can continue doing what they do best with a relatively seamless transition.
A successful implementation of the right EHR not only frees up doctors to spend more time with patients, the right EHR can also help your practice increase revenues by allowing you to see more patients with increased efficiencies. The incredible efficiencies of a good EHR system can significantly reduce the number of medical errors or redundancies that occur in a practice. When a patient's medical history is immediately available, including allergies, prior conditions and previous procedures, the quality of care is greatly improved as well. The patient wins out, and so does the medical service provider.