Electronic Medical Records Software
Electronic medical record software is changing how medical offices and billing services operate. With features that include patient and physician scheduling, electronic claims submission and various reporting templates, it’s no surprise that many of our clients are wondering how they managed to administrate their offices before implementing Medical Billing Software Services medical management software.
What is electronic medical record software?
Electronic medical record software, commonly called EMR software, is a computer database program that allows a physician or medical administrator to store, organize and update patient files. While most operate through keyboard input, some utilize voice recognition or transcription software and others permit handwriting to be inputted.
Pros of EMR software
First and foremost, medical practices value electronic medical record software because it helps expedite many tedious yet necessary office tasks. This includes recording patient exam information, composing referral letters and other important responsibilities that can use up a lot of time and paper. With our EMR software, the administrative component of a physician’s job becomes streamlined.
Consider, for example, the time it takes a physician to write a prescription. After locating the patient’s file, the physician must peruse it to determine their history and previous prescription usage. Then a patient has to take the prescription, often illegible, to a pharmacist who must decipher the poor handwriting before providing the prescription. However, with electronic medical record software, this process is accelerated because the software allows a physician to locate a patient’s entire medical history with a click of the mouse. They can input the prescription as well and print it off for the patient, or they can choose to have it sent directly to the pharmacist.
For multi-location practices, the benefits are even greater. Often times, a physician will work at more than one location. Our electronic medical records software can be combined with our ASP web-based program to make it safe and easy for patients’ records to be accessed from any location. This prevents one office from having to contact another office, saving both time and money.
Cons of EMR software
Before a medical office can be automated through the use of electronic medical record software, the software must first be installed and the staff must become familiar with it. While this isn’t a disadvantage to the software, it is a fact that needs to be considered. As well, existing paper records need to be dealt with before an office can become completely reliant on the electronic medical record software. Again, this is not a concern for most practices because paper records can be scanned and stored in the computer quite easily.
Some practitioners see the cost of electronic medical record software as being detrimental. However, each industry has its own specialty needs and for this reason, specialty software is usually developed to assist in everyday tasks. The cost of the software, as many of our clients find, is quickly recovered through the creation of a more productive office. Plus, our financing plans allow every medical office, large or small, the opportunity to acquire our product in an affordable manner.
For more information on Medical Billing Software Services medical management software, please contact us today.
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