Have you been looking for new ways to manage some of the data pouring into your office with the addition of every patient visit? If that is the case, then it is time for you to take a good look at how a specialty specific workflow would really increase efficiency in your practice. There are several IT companies that are geared towards providing EMR workflows that are competently detailed to make your daily work much easier. You do have multiple choices of companies to pursue before making a decision that will hopefully maximize the return on your investment.
The technology companies that provide the EMR workflows have consultants who will spend time with you to help guide you toward the best fit for your specialty. The complete customization capabilities of their EMR platforms can be tweaked in such a way as to make the work flows even easier to use. You can choose the types of information you want, and do not want, to be in the encounter forms. According to these companies, such as EMR Consultant, MDCare EMR, and AllMeds EMR, they can help you make your specialty specific workflow unique to your needs, and design it for maximum efficiency.
There are numerous health specialties and therefore the need to individualize workflows, rather than standardize them, has been at the forefront of the EMR technologies. With the help of professionals from each medical field and the hard work of developers and programmers, EMR health systems have been redesigned and improved over the years. The advantages of having an EMR platform in your office – one flexible and user-friendly – will certainly make managing your practice much easier and more profitable.
Certain requirements that you may have for your new system should be considered before you ‘start the ball rolling’. For instance, if you run a pediatric practice, necessary information includes a child’s age in days or weeks, in addition to months and years, well, then your specialty workflow had better provide that for you. There are quite a few specific features that are available for every workflow, and if you do not know what you need, how can your vendor know? Have your list of requirements, and be open to new choices that the vendor can make available to you.
To begin the process of choosing your EMR system, the company you choose may ask you to answer as many as a hundred questions. With the use of a computer algorithm and a group of experts, the best 3 to 5 EMR systems will be suggested as an excellent fit for you. The three major benefits of the chosen systems will be based on the specialty, the physician’s needs, and the cost of the product. Ideally, you will get what you want for the price you are willing to pay.
Implementing an EMR into your practice may cause a bit of disruption at first. To minimize the disturbance during the change-over period, it is best to collect educational materials, forms and communication tools together. These will allow for similar tools to be created or developed using reports or templates in the meanwhile. This is the optimal time to do a workflow redesign for your office especially if you have had issues with billing or other paperwork issues, include solutions in the set-up. Once the system is in place and the specialty specific workflows are ready to go, you will be really, really glad you did it.