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What is Most Important to Family Physicians in Family Practice EMR?

Posted by Alok Prasad

Family Practice EHR

Only 38 percent of family physicians are “highly satisfied,” with their EHR systems, according to the Family Practice EMRAAFP’s Family Practice Management (FPM) survey on user satisfaction and EHRs. However, this only reveals a small part of the overall picture. While users find significant satisfaction in many EHR aspects, they also find frustratingly little satisfaction in other areas. Let’s take a closer look at the survey, its findings, and the takeaways for family physicians looking to get the most out of their Family Practice EMR Software.

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Cloud-based Family Practice EMR - Managing Without It?

Posted by Alok Prasad

Cloud-based Family Practice EMR

Whether you are implementing a new Family Practice EMR or replacing your current EMR, choosing an EHR is one of the most important decisions you will make for your family practice. While EMR implementation takes time and resources, it can change the way your services are delivered and yield fundamental change in both clinical and business outcomes. Identifying the right family practice EHR is more than a mere purchasing decision; rather, it is a strategic measure which should align with your overall practice strategies. In particular, cloud-based family practice EMR software offers invaluable partnership to family physicians looking to improve their practice and achieve their goals. Here are five ways a cloud-based EMR makes sense for today's leading family practices.

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Best 7 Family Practice EMR Software Features for Every Family Physician

Posted by Alok Prasad

Best Family Practice EMR / EHR

A family practice physician can’t afford to implement generic EMR software without losing efficiency and potentially compromising patient care.  Family medicine integrates a broad-spectrum approach to primary care with the consideration of health-impacting social determinants and community factors, while also serving as an advocate for the patient in an increasingly complex health care system. Unlike other narrowly focused specialties, family medicine includes the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences, encompassing all ages, sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity.

According to the January 10, 2014 issue of Medical Economics, it takes the average family practice 12 patients per day just to cover office overhead, not including the doctor’s salary (this assumes a single doctor practice).  For any family practice to be profitable, it must be efficient and that’s where the right fit EHR software makes all the difference.

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Definitive Guide to Selection & Implementation of Family Practice EMR

Posted by Aparna Prasad

Making the decision to implement a family practice EMR (Electronic Medical Records) can be an exciting yet challenging time. The selection of an EMR system must be performed carefully to ensure the purchase and implementation of an Electronic Medical Records system that works for the practice.  

Things to remember while selecting Family Practice EMR (EHR)

Keep a few things in mind while selecting the right EMR system for you to minimize future issues. 

  • Family Medicine -- When purchasing an EMR for a family practice, the EMR needs to be specific to a family practice. This means the system will be geared with all the aspects of running a family practice and will have templates for various common illnesses, conditions and more. Trying to run a family practice and incorporate a general purpose EMR will add to the learning time and will require the user to make multiple modifications to get the system to work well with your practice. 
  • Tracking -- Running a family practice requires medical staff to keep track of many patient needs. Patients are often tagged to return in a certain time frame to have important tests such as Mammograms, Pap smears, blood work or follow up appointments. An EMR that offers tracking functions alerts the clinic when patients need to return and allows for the staff to document the call and patient response. Some EMR's also have the option to make calls to the patient further freeing up office staff. Look carefully at the options surrounding tracking. This is a critical component to a good family practice EMR.
  • Compatibility -- The potential buyer must find out what equipment and software the EMR is compatible with and verify it is compatible with the organizations the clinic sends patients to for testing. Failure to verify compatibility could mean the medical staff can't view the results of outside testing such as cat scans or ultrasounds. 
Benefits of implementing Family Practice EMR

It is important to keep in mind the many benefits an EMR will provide. 

  • No need to pay for pulling and filing charts
  • No office space needed for charts
  • Costs savings from paper usage
  • Quicker billing 
  • Better track of patient prescriptions 
  • 24/7 instant access to patient charts

A family practice EMR system can greatly enhance your record keeping and compliance. After the learning curve the EMR is a very welcome addition to a practice. Make sure you are educated on the purchase and find the right EMR system that will work best for your practice.

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