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Pediatric EHR Selection Checklist for Small & Mid-sized Clinics

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Replacing your Pediatric EMR?

If you are thinking of replacing your existing EMR system for your pediatric health care practice, you’re not alone: an increasing number of pediatric practices are replacing their existing Pediatric EHR due to a multitude of reasons. For today’s pediatric practices, the concern with selection of a new replacement Pediatric EHR is twofold: streamlining operations for increased efficiency and enhanced ability to meet the specific needs of pediatric patients.

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3 Top Reasons Pediatric EMR Systems Are Beneficial For Children

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Pediatric EMR software has the capacity to drastically simplify the workflow for a pediatric office setting. When you implement an integrated software package--especially one that combines EMR functionality with PM capability--you increase interoperability for seamless care, gain customizable options to fit your current systems, and make the best possible use of cutting-edge technologies for patient care and office ease.

EMR/EHR In Pediatrics

EMR/EHR systems can change the face of medical practice in any medical discipline -- but they are particularly powerful in pediatric care. Here are three top reasons reasons Pediatric EMR/EHR systems (when properly implemented) are beneficial for children.

Improvement in Childhood Obesity Intervention: A recent obesity study in Pediatrics , the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, found that a quality improvement approach in an electronic medical record program, implemented in a large pediatric health care operation, supported powerful system changes that helped identify, prevent, and manage childhood obesity with increased efficacy.

Improvement of Overall Childhood Health: Another Pediatrics study, published in 2009, found that health information technology can measurably improve health care quality for children. The same study addressed several challenges to practically implementing health information technologies for pediatric care.

Error Reduction In Sensitive Situations: At its most basic level, EMR and EHR capacities have the ability to minimize error propagation. Verification screens and patient pictures can reduce basic order entry errors, improve discharge communication in institutional settings, and even decrease the mortality rate in hospital settings.

The common denominator in all of these cases is quality. Not every EMR system is created equal. Make sure the system your office chooses matches your needs, works with your current system, and helps identify particular problem areas or "red flags" that can help you better care for your young patients. A user-friendly record-keeping system that is both well-conceived and well-implemented by knowledgeable and capable staff can change the way you do business and help you put the focus where it should be: squarely on the children you serve.

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Features and Advantages of a Pediatric EHR for every Pediatrician

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Many physicians have chosen to transition to EMR for Pediatrics even though they don't qualify for certain incentives through Medicare stimulus. The reason is two-fold. Some pediatrician practices will still qualify depending on the population of patients who meet Medicaid requirements, and the fact that with growing medical practices and aggressive technology advances, it better manages patient workload and is efficient, cost-effective and produces revenue.

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Why Cloud Based Pediatric EMR Is Better for Your Practice?

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Pediatric offices are moving forward with implementation of Pediatric EMR at a rapid pace. The American Academy of Pediatrics conducted a survey finding that 90 percent of pediatricians use computers is some fashion to help manage patient care. Other studies reveal that the use of handheld devices by medical professionals has grown by more than 25 percent in 2011.

Pediatricians are embracing technology at a rapid pace and recognize with increasing frequency that Pediatric Electronic Health Records often shortened to Pediatric EHR offers many benefits to their medical practice not enjoyed when using paper medical records.

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Top 7 Reasons for Pediatricians to Implement Pediatrics specific EMR

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As the trend toward EMR Software continues, many practices--both general practitioners and specialists--are making the decision to convert from paper charts to electronic medical records.  Pediatricians are among the list of doctors who stand to benefit the most from implementing a Pediatrics specific EMR.  Your patients will reap these benefits as the quality of the care they receive increases.

EMR Creates An Efficient Medical Office

Electronic medical records make practicing medicine more efficient, regardless of your specialty.  However, as a Pediatrician, your patients have different needs than adults.  In the days of inefficient paper charts, perhaps it was common to see several patients before writing a single note on any of them.  When you implement Pediatric specific EMR into your practice, this is no longer a concern.  You will be able to compose your note while you are evaluating your patient.  Along with better documentation, you will also be able to track their growth and review other medical issues they have had in the past.  

Instant Alerts

One of the advantages of using Pediatrics specific EMR is receiving alerts for patients immediately.  These alerts can take the form of vaccination reminders, updates on medication dosages, or potential allergic reactions.  Your patients' parents will be thankful that you are up-to-date on all of the latest information.

Coordinated Care

In the past, coordinating care with another physician might have been difficult; especially if that physician was in a different location.  Physicians who use Pediatrics specific EMR find it easier to refer to and communicate with other doctors.  Referring your patients is made easy because you can track medication changes and keep the patient's care consistent.  

Tools For Patient Care

A great feature of electronic medical records is having access to tools for patient care.  For example, many children require ADD or ADHD screening.  The forms for this are readily available through the system.  Screening can be performed quickly and accurately in your office, giving you the answers you need.  Parents appreciate this type of efficiency in their children's care.

Instant Access In Emergencies

Being on call is one of the most difficult components of being a Pediatrician.  Parents are often frantic when they call after hours, and the burden is on the doctor to make accurate decisions quickly.  In the past, restricted access to patient charts was a problem; however when you are able to log in and see your patients' medical records electronically, you will have more knowledge to give parents correct assessments over the phone.

Decreased Paperwork

One of the most busy times in any Pediatrician's office is "Back To School" time, when many of your patients will require vaccinations and physicals.  Forms that are brought from school are easily misplaced by office personnel or parents.  Pediatrics specific EMR will provide you with the forms you need that you can submit electronically to the school, ensuring that they receive them the first time.

Readily Available Family History

It is very helpful to have your patients' family history available.  Electronic medical records give you the information you need to monitor conditions your patients have in reference to their family medical history.  At each visit, you can review their history and make changes as needed, ensuring that you always have an updated history on hand.

Electronic medical records have changed the way most Physicians practice medicine. Technology has improved medical care a great deal, even in the past few years.  By choosing Pediatrics specific EMR for your practice, you are demonstrating to your patients that you care enough to bring their care to a higher level of professionalism.

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Top 5 Features of Pediatric EMR Software Systems

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Using pediatric electronic medical record (EMR) systems can save your practice time and money, especially in terms of searching for chart information and being able to sharing records across multiple locations. There are some things that you should look for in order to make the process easier for you and your staff when transitioning to pediatric EMR software. Here are a key considerations:

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Top 11 Pediatric EMR Software Features

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