Selecting the best EHR system for your medical practice is crucial in order for you to comply with new HIPAA requirements for coding, billing and documentation of services provided. It is also essential for ordering tests and providing prescriptions for medicines and medical devices. Each practice is different and has different needs. There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Health care providers often make mistakes when making their choice and have ended up with an unusable platform after paying hundreds of dollars for it. Here are just a few suggestions of things to avoid during your selection process.
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Why Using EHR Software Helps Increase Patient Loyalty?
Attracting new customers can be expensive. According to Lee Resource Inc., it can cost over five times as much to gain a new customer as it does to keep an old one. A healthcare office may be slightly different from a retail business, but there is still value in patient loyalty. Happy patients return for future visits and are more likely to refer friends and family to the practice. When most of the business for your healthcare office is recurring patients, you also save on costs associated with gathering new patient information and creating records. One way to get those benefits is to use EHR software in your office; studies have shown a positive correlation between such software and patient loyalty.Read More
EHR training is vital to the success of your EHR software. Regardless of your specialty, it is important for every member of your staff to receive adequate training to ensure that your practice continues to run smoothly, as well as to ensure that your patients continue to receive excellent care. Perhaps you are shopping for a new EHR System because you're dissatisfied with your current software. Or, maybe you're working toward implementing EHR for the first time. Either way, here are five training tips to help you guarantee a successful EHR implementation.
Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems have been around for quite some time, but looking forward to 2013 and beyond, these systems are now providing the medical community with much needed assistance in every aspect of running a medical practice. The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) has provided incentives for practices who can demonstrate meaningful use of their EHR systems, yet other changes on the horizon promise changes that may keep practices on their toes for the near future.