How Electronic Health Records are Defining the Future of Healthcare
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How Electronic Health Records are Defining the Future of Healthcare

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Monday, July 18, 2022

Artificial intelligence and machine learning enable EHRs to organize and streamline data.

FREMONT, CA: Electronic health records are becoming increasingly important in the healthcare industry. Since the introduction of EHRs, medical care has been improved significantly. Healthcare providers and hospitals have adopted EHRs because of their ease of access and increased interoperability. Healthcare providers are increasingly aiming to digitize patient medical data. Additionally, the growing number of consumers encourages mobile access to medical records.

Key Features of EHR

Core feature: A complete and robust EHR system can achieve patient and provider benefits alike. Healthcare providers must consider user-friendly features while designing and creating EHR solutions.

Automation: Artificial intelligence and machine learning enable EHRs to organize and streamline data. Additionally, it reduces human resources by automating charting through customized charting templates.

Integration and interoperability: Although EHR software offers many features and integration options, it should also consider the existing systems and processes. It is imperative to integrate scheduling, billing, and claims processing with laboratory software to ensure interoperability. Data and results will be shared two-way as a result of this integration.

Medication tracking: All medications prescribed to patients should be accessible to physicians through electronic health records. Also, medical professionals can see the full scope of a patient's treatment by tracking their medication history. It is possible to manage medication comprehensively with prescriptions, and ineligible handwriting can lead to errors in medication administration.

Patient portal: It minimizes the tiring documentation and manual capturing of data. In addition, patients can access their medical records directly in the portal on demand. Patients are more likely to become involved in their health journey when they easily access their data.

Future trends

Electronic health records are becoming an important component as the healthcare industry continues to grow. EHRs have a bright future, shown in the following trends.

Adopting flexible approaches: By reducing implementation costs, healthcare providers can save money with accelerated deployment.

Improving the EHR release process: In addition to allowing continuous functionality delivery to clients, this practice is useful for further enhancements. Additionally, it provides more effective feedback and reduces risks.

Developing app extensions: EHR solutions may lack interoperability outside of their systems without app extensions. As well as integrating closely with EHRs, they can allow independent solutions to be quickly deployed. A proprietary application marketplace can provide access to these apps.

EHRs should integrate these approaches and explore other innovative angles to create seamless experiences between clinicians and patients.

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