Why Ignoring EMR Will Cost Healthcare Providers Time and Money?

Why Ignoring EMR Will Cost Healthcare Providers Time and Money?

Healthcare Tech Outlook | Friday, December 14, 2018

Electronic medical records (EMR) are not just the digital version of the paper records, but they are greatly efficient to transform clinical functions and enhance the quality of healthcare. One of the major objectives of using EMR is to benefit financially and operationally, but the true nature of the workflows of practice can hinder its ability to maximize the use of any EHR software. Modern healthcare organizations are largely deploying EHR in their organizations because of its potential to ensure more safe and secure medical records when compared to the manual record keeping.

Unlike the traditional ways of record keeping in healthcare, computer-based records are easy to archive and easy to retrieve. As these medical records are highly significant to deliver efficient patient care, they should be processed and stored with more security; at the same time, a physician should have the ease of accessing those medical records whenever they want to check and analyze. Today, the EMR has enabled the doctors to easily access the patient records within nanoseconds in a single click of a button. Thus, it has reduced the time spent to facilitate manual analysis of health records, and given insights in this area.  This scenario has allowed physicians to spend more time with their patients. OpenEMR, a popular EMR solution, has introduced a built-in intelligence solution that can give alerts to doctors about patients’ allergies and health status.

EMR ensures a safe treatment system compared to the previous medical practices that have done in the traditional healthcare organizations. While this technology can track an ongoing treatment as well as the history of one’s health records, it ensures a safe and well organized patient care that is more convenient for the physicians as well as the patients.

EMR enables physicians and patients to access health records from anywhere by using their secure login credentials. With this facility, the entire health data is available to them all the time. The easiness of accessibility has become a great opportunity for doctors to provide medical care even if they are far away from the patient’s location. On the whole, EMR technology can help both healthcare providers and patients all the way through the care process by reducing the burden to manage patient care and ensuring that the patients are properly diagnosed. These advantages can enable healthcare facilities to save time and money to a large extent, resulting in overall profits.

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