Clinical, Financial and Administrative Insights For Physicians
Emergency rooms run at double time nearly all the time and Urgent Care Medical Practices mimic many of the situations found in hospital emergency rooms. Choosing the right electronic medical record is the difference between improving patient care and slowing things down to unacceptable levels.
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
Cloud based EMR
All across the country, medical offices large and small are making the switch to electronic medical records or EMR Software. As medical offices become more technologically savvy, the choices regarding the types of electronic medical records available to them are growing in number rapidly.
Physicians are finding that having an EMR system as opposed to using paper charts offer them a greater amount of flexibility and convenience. Not to mention, the level of compliance with privacy standards increases with the use of EMR. As a medical professional, you are now faced with a choice regarding the type of EMR you implement in your office. You have the option of choosing between a client-server based system or a cloud-based EMR system (or Web based EMR).
A new survey shows that more physicians are embracing mobile technology, from smartphones to tablet PC’s, for professional use. With that growth however, many believe that we’re still too early into the development of that technology to see it have a measurable impact on meaningful use and the implementation of electronic medical records.
There's a vast array of technology available to help move a clinic into the future with electronic medical records software. While some is optional based on cutting edge technology, there are certain technologies that are required in order for these integrated systems to operate efficiently.
A physician researching electronic health records systems in order to improve the efficiency of their practice will typically find they have one of two options; the first choice is to implement a server based electronic health records system. The other is a web based EMR system. While the two offer very similar functionality and features, there are some inherent benefits that come with utilizing the best web based EMR software available.
I was reading an interview with the CEO of a company which offers EMR Software on SaaS (Software as Service) basis. The CEO of that EMR vendor company mentioned that theirs was the only real SaaS EMR, others who claim to be SaaS are really only ASP EMRs. I have seen this term used interchangeably in the past and therefore thought that it would probably help to clear the air a little bit.