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Pediatric EHR Software, Patient Engagement, Telehealth and Medical Billing Services

  • PrognoCIS Pediatric EHR / EMR Software, best suited and top rated emr for small pediatric practices, is specialized medical software used by thousands of Pediatricians and pediatric practices.
  • User-friendly, award-winning MACRA certified and integrated EMR Software and Medical Billing Software.
  • Designed around the unique workflows of Pediatric practices
  • Includes templates and features that simplify the care delivery, documentation, and billing processes of Pediatric Clinics
  • Streamlines communication, simplifies administrative and financial tasks, and enhances physician and staffs productivity
  • Time-proven implementation methods for successful EHR transition

  • Free data migration from your current EMR System
  • Free EHR with packaged solution including Pediatric medical billing services

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Pediatric EHR Software Highlights

Customizability_Customizability Fully Customizable Pediatric EMR Software Increases Communication, Efficiency and Revenue

Increase the Efficiency of your Pediatric Practice with our Fully Customizable Pediatrics EMR Software

Your patients deserve the best.  So why continue to waste valuable time, energy, and revenue with your current rigid, inflexible EHR software?  It’s time to transition to PrognoCIS Pediatrics EMR software.

You will benefit from an ability to customize your Pediatrics EMR platform and automate tedious tasks, avoid redundancy, and collect and report on data more easily. The seamless communication between your practice and labs, radiology, pharmacies, and referring doctors has been proven to save precious time and resources - allowing you to maximize efficiency and increase income while being more responsive to the immediate needs of your patients and your Pediatrics practice.

PrognoCIS Pediatric EMR software improves your medical practice’s efficiency by:

  • Automating workflow, with specialty-specific templates, including intake forms, SOAP notes, lab orders, and more
  • Simplifying meaningful use for improved coordination of care, referral management, patient engagement, and office efficiency
  • Providing immediate access to patient clinical records and seamless collection and reporting of data and patient health information
  • Transitioning to a fully integrated, responsive patient portal
  • Customizing paperless statements and online bill pay options
  • Facilitating patient-friendly online appointment scheduling and appointment reminder feature
  • And several more EHR software options specifically designed to increase the efficiency and revenue stream of your Pediatric practice.

 

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Integrated Software_Integrated Software Accelerate your Revenues with Award-winning EMR Fully Integrated with Practice Management Software

PrognoCIS Pediatric EMR Software: Integrated with Pediatric Practice Management Software

The days of keeping your practice management software  and electronic medical records software separate are over.  It’s time for pediatricians to eliminate the headaches, conflicts, and lost time and revenue resulting from communication errors and system breakdowns between software systems that claim to be working together for you. Integrating your Pediatric EMR with Practice Management software is probably the most low-risk and cost-effective way to make your practice more efficient and more profitable.

PrognoCIS Pediatric EMR is fully integrated with comprehensive practice management software and therefore provides your practice with a seamless integrated solution you need to eliminate lost productivity while increasing revenue and efficiency. It therefore helps you to optimize revenues with accelerated reimbursements, automated coding recommendations, reduced denials, and increased patient flow.

Here’s how full EHR and practice management integration can benefit your medical practice:

  • Saving in time by cutting out lot of duplicate effort since your office staff will not have to enter the same data twice into separate programs. Practice Management software and EHR will exchange the required data effortlessly and without any errors. The result is an increase in efficiency allowing you to focus more on the pressing needs of your patients. 
  • Improved cashflow by accelerating the claim submission process and reduction in costs by reducing rework involved in dealing with claim rejections and denials as well. Handling denials is very expensive and hurts the bottom-line of the practice.
  • Increase in profits by eliminating the separation between the clinical and administrative sides of the practice, which hinders operational processes due to the use of time-wasting procedures.
  • Enhanced patient communication, leading to improved continuity of care
  • Automatic creation of real-time claims thereby accelerating your revenue cycle, with charge codes crossing over from the EMR.

 

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Specialty or Productivity_Specialty or Productivity Pediatric-specific EMR Documentation Tools and Templates Enhance Productivity

Improve Patient Outcomes and Documentation Accuracy with Pediatrics EMR Software

Pediatric EMR software that’s tailored to Pediatric-specific needs helps your clinicians and staff handle repetitive clerical functions as well as set up appropriate templates, giving you more time to focus on providing safe patient care, engaging with your patients, and documenting more accurately and efficiently. All these improvements and efficiencies help you in improving patient outcomes.

  1. PrognoCIS EMR software for Pediatrics comes pre-loaded with standard Pediatric content including a robust Immunization module that enables automatic scheduling of vaccines based on the child’s age, as well as vaccine tracking.

  2. Clinical staff can conveniently and easily track and administer vaccines on the EMR’s Facesheet. Once vaccinations have been given, PrognoCIS Pediatric EHR software makes it easy to share immunization records across different formats as necessary to comply with proof of immunization requests from any institutions that require proof of vaccines such as schools and government agencies.       The ability to easily generate and print immunization records is a helpful bonus.

  3. We also enable you to electronically submit immunization records to any supported state’s immunization registry. If your state supports it, a new patient’s immunization chart can be populated instantly.

  4. PrognoCIS also simplifies the documentation and workflow for Routine Well Child Visits. It provides a longitudinal record that tracks growth and change over time. It comes with a complete set of age and gender-specific growth charts, including different charts for boys, girls, infants, and for older children, as well as for children with Down Syndrome per WHO and CDC guidelines.  Age-specific development screenings with associated order sets help to ensure faster and smoother clinical charting.

  5. PrognoCIS Pediatric EMR meets the need to record, display, and compare growth measurement data on a small enough scale to accurately represent changes and fluctuations in a pediatric patient. It can also perform calculations such as growth velocity and BMI. It can and present the measurements and calculations in a graphic format that can easily be printed and shared with patients.

  6. Additionally, it comes with physician-developed and tested Pediatrics templates that can be used as-is or be further customized according to your needs. These include templates HPI templates such well visit templates for newborn up to 18 – 21 years old, sick visit templates, and 18 ASQ3 forms for age groups from 2 months to 60 months, as well as templates for New Patient Physical, Follow up Physical exams, Well-Child physical exams, Sports Physical, School Physical, and Adolescent Physical.

  7. We also include a library of patient forms that include but are not limited to: M-CHAT, Asthma Action Plan, TB Risk Assessment, Dental Risk Assessment, Children’s Sleep Habits Questionnaire, Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale, Pediatric Symptoms Checklist (PSC-17), and many more. Procedure Templates/Forms include those for Nebulizer treatments, Allergy shots, School entry evaluation, Vision Screen, Hearing Screen, Child abuse evaluation, among others.

  8. In addition, there are pre-built letter templates including Leave of Absence request, Return to School certificate, Return to Work certificate, Referral Letter/Consult, Vaccine Overdue reminder letter, and more.

  9. PrognoCIS Pediatric EHR enables easy Family Dynamics and Sibling Management that allows it to automatically populate shared family history, social history, and even billing data across related family structures. It is able to associate a patient with her or his sibling(s), and update patient’s details with that of sibling details and vice versa. This enables Pediatricians and clinical staff to quickly access sibling charts for any reference.

  10. Pediatric Medication Management is made easy with medication administration templates such as for Tylenol, Benadryl, and other medication administration. It provides medication decision support including weight-based dose calculations and rounding, range checks, and age adjustments or corrections.

  11. RevenueXL Pediatric EMR provides privacy settings that safeguard protected health information shared only between the adolescent and the provider, while still permitting access to appropriate information by parents or legal guardians.

  12. RevenueXL Pediatric software enables you and your staff to access all patient records and even document hospital rounds remotely and securely.

  13. It helps boost staff productivity with intuitive search functionality to quickly retrieve patient data based on specific requests.

  14. The ability to customize our Pediatric EMR to your clinic’s workflows results in greater staff engagement, less disruption to routine and reduced risk of errors. All of these help your Pediatrics practice become more efficient.

 

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Telehealth_Telehealth Enhance Reach and Patient Satisfaction with Pediatric TeleHealth / Telemedicine Capabilities

Comprehensive Pediatric Telemedicine Software Fully Integrated with Pediatric EMR Software

 

PrognoCIS Pediatric EHR offers a Telemedicine solution that integrates seamlessly with our EMR software and is designed to keep your Pediatrics practice running smoothly. This interoperability provides faster and more accurate diagnoses, improved efficiency in care coordination, quicker treatment, and more.

 

The main components of the package include:

  1. Web Patient Portal for laptops, tablets and desktops
  2. Telemedicine app with embedded patient portal app
  3. Payment Gateway (Integrity Pays)
  4. Zoom Integration

Uses of Telemedicine in Pediatrics

  1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that “Pediatricians and members of their health care team can use technology to connect with patients and families, from providing telephone care when the office is closed to providing video-enabled visits.”
  2. Telemedicine visits are useful for simple issues, for health monitoring, and for providing health education to patients.  They can be used to do patient assessments and evaluations, medication management, treatment planning, post-procedure follow-up, and even integration of biometrics from wearables and mobile applications.  For example, a patient or their parent or guardian can send a diary of the child’s food intake and activities for wellness tracking (asynchronous Pediatrics telemedicine service) or go on a video chat with their physician to discuss the severity and frequency of their earache (synchronous Pediatrics telemedicine service).
  3. These “virtual” or telemedicine Pediatrics visits allow Pediatricians and their patients to interact and communicate in many ways, including: discussion of symptoms, observation/assessment of many physical signs, collection of pertinent data, explanation of test results, communication of diagnoses, discussion of treatment options including medication management, and follow-up to certain procedures. These visits can occur when patient is at home, at school, or at another health provider’s office in the case of an MD to MD consultation.
  4. Our Pediatrics EMR enables providers to conduct patient consultations through real-time videoconferencing that’s both secure and HIPAA-compliant. 
  5. Pediatric Telemedicine visits allow more flexibility, save travel time, and decrease the amount of “downtime” that patients spend in waiting rooms.  More importantly, telemedicine visits lets patients get the care they need while lowering their risk of exposure to contagious diseases during times when social distancing is necessary.

Reimbursement and Coding for Telemedicine – CMS Guidance

  1. Pediatric Telehealth services can be performed in one of two ways:
    1. Store and forward (asynchronous): Patient submits an image or pre-recorded video for the physician to review and provide advice, e.g., a patient sends a photo of a wound or a rash.
    2. Live interactive (synchronous): Real-time two-way interaction between the physician and patient e.g., patient and/or their parent or guardian initiates a video chat with the physician to discuss patient’s symptoms such as severity and frequency of their headache, stomachache, or other issues, among others.
  2. CMS is providing various waivers and flexibilities designed to help Pediatricians and other health practitioners deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Many of these flexibilities cover provision of care via telemedicine. For example, CMS now also allows Pediatrics practitioners to deliver telemedicine services while working from their own home while continuing to bill for these services from their officially enrolled practice location.
  3. AAP has also provided a host of Coding-related resources on their website, including those for Telemedicine Services.

ePrescription_ePrescription Enhance Patient Care and Safety with Certified e-Prescription and Medication Management Options

e-Prescription integrated with Medication Management for Adherence Improves Productivity and Empowers Providers with Timely and Targeted Information

With electronic prescribing, or e-Prescribing, providers can enter prescription information into a computer device – like a tablet, laptop, or desktop computer – and securely transmit the same to pharmacies using a special software program and connectivity to a transmission network. When a pharmacy receives a request, it can begin filling the medication right away.

Key benefits of our e-Prescription solution include:

  • Ability to send e-Prescriptions immediately from your patient’s chart to patient’s   desired pharmacy
  • Improved prescription accuracy and reduced medical errors through automatic interaction checks for potential drug-drug or drug-allergy issues
  • Better connectivity with PACs and labs
  • Reduced risk of controlled substance abuse, particularly those medication for pain management
  • Lower out-of-pocket cost to patients through access to prescription eCoupon discounts
  • Simplify prescription management for both patients and providers.
  • Immediately access patient medical records, including information about patient medications, prescription history, and allergies

Medication Management for Adherence

  • Medication non-adherence is a national epidemic. Medication non-adherence, sub-optimal prescribing, and improper drug administration costs the U.S over $300 billion annually. In addition, more than 20% of an employer’s healthcare cost is caused by non-adherence, and 50% of patients never take the medication as prescribed.
  • Medication Management for Adherence from Surescripts is integrated into PrognoCIS EHR. Surescripts analyzes prescription usage data from Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) and funnels the relevant information into PrognoCIS thereby empowering the physicians with timely and targeted information to improve adherence.

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Patient Portal_Patient Portal Increase Efficiencies and Patient Satisfaction with Integrated Patient Portal

Integrated Patient Portal Increases Patient Engagement and Improves the Efficiency of Your Practice

Our secure, patient-friendly, fully-integrated patient portal provides your patients with the secure platform they need to become active partners in their personal healthcare management.  With the integrated patient portal, your patients have access to a wide-range of customizable features, including patient records, patient charts, and lab results - to name a few.

PrognoCIS allows patients and practices to connect from any device type that’s connected to the internet – tablets, smartphones, PCs or Macs.

Key benefits of our patient portal

  • Patient-friendly, fully-integrated patient portal provides your patients with the secure platform they need to become active partners in their personal healthcare management. 
  • Supports a more interactive experience through an integrated patient portal which enables patients to look through recent visits, medications, allergies and even lab results, giving them greater access and control of their health care information.  This greater interactivity and access helps improve overall patient satisfaction.
  • Enables access to financial statements, and prescription refill options, automated creation and delivery of electronic statements, and easy and quick online payment processes for both biller and patient.

Patient Portal Capabilities

  • Providers can send messages such as appointment reminders, electronic statements, and lab results to patients
  • Providers can easily communicate with patients’ other physicians without the potential delay of phone messages
  • Billing Office can post balance statements and allow patients to complete transactions within the patient portal
  • You can reduce intake time by having patients complete forms online
  • Providers and patients can quickly exchange patient data in a HIPAA compliant, secure fashion
  • Patients can check and request appointments, view lab results, examine statements, and request prescription refills

 

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Appointment Reminder or Scheduler_Appointment Reminder or Scheduler Increase Efficiency and Revenue with Patient Scheduler and Appointment Reminder Software

Improve Communication and Patient Experience with Customizable Patient-Friendly Patient Scheduler and Appointment Reminder Features

Your Pediatric practice can reduce lost revenue from missed appointments and late arrivals by providing your patients with the ability to directly communicate with your Pediatric office on a number of essential functions, including online scheduling of appointments, as well as receive important reminders through multiple media sources such as phone, text message, and email.

 

Patient Appointment Scheduler

Automate the patient scheduling process for your Pediatric offices by providing a tool to coordinate provider calendars and patient requests for appointments and confirm available time slots. You can provide patients the option of scheduling appointments with their preferred method of communication (phone, email, mobile app, etc.):

 

Patient Appointment Reminders

Our reminder service for Pediatric appointments is executed through a text messaging mechanism and allows medical staff to send “appointment reminder” text messages to patients.

  • This reduces lost revenue arising from no-show or late arrivals with automated appointment reminder and confirmation features sent through our text messaging service
  • These reminders increase efficiency by streamlining the patient check in process upon arrival
  • They enable you and your staff to quickly and easily communicate important information to patients
  • They improve the patient experience and build patient trust and engagement with responsive, direct communications with your Orthopaedic clinic.

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Fast Track your EHR Implementation with our White Glove Implementation Services

If you’re considering switching your current EMR System, the full-featured solutions from RevenueXL focus on the needs of small to medium-sized Pediatric practices with affordable specialty-specific cloud-based EMR solutions that can be customized to your precise needs before implementation.

 

Implementation Specialist to your rescue

Even though our EHR is very intuitive and user friendly, we try to make the transition as easy as possible for our clients – whether they are new to the EMR world or switching over from a vendor that no longer meets their needs. We do this by pairing each physician with an implementation specialist from the start.

The implementation specialist’s job is to work with a point of contact from the client’s end to facilitate the transition.

The implementation specialist works closely with you from the beginning to end. The specialist does the following among any practice-specific tasks:

  1. Gathers all the pertinent information from you, such as provider demographics, their registered NPI number and Surescripts DEA number
  2. Assists in Clearinghouse selection and getting it set up
  3. Coordinates the implementation of billing and lab interfaces
  4. Helps customize the EHR set up to match your practice’s workflow so that your staff does not have to relearn everything or reinvent the wheel
  5. Works with our technology team with the implementation of an HL7 to be established with whatever local or national labs you may want to work with
  6. Trains a point of contact at your practice on how to use the EHR
  7. Sets up your logo for use on any communication sent out by the EMR.

Scanning and Attaching Service

We also offer a scanning and attaching service that is not only cost-effective but also helps you to fast track EHR implementation by digitizing your existing paper charts and having quick easy access to patient data that’s accurate and secure while receiving HIPAA-compliant quality control.

Please discuss your needs with your Sales representative for an accurate price quote. Time duration and price varies depending on your exact needs.

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Here’s how PrognoCIS Pediatric EHR Software assists:

  1. Easy and quick implementation of your new or replacement Pediatric EMR Software which automates time-consuming administrative tasks, allowing you to focus more attention on patient engagement

  2. Adapt to pediatrics-specific workflow with user-friendly EMR customization

  3. Provide secure, real-time access to patient health information

  4. Access patient records, document hospital rounds and prescribe medication remotely with a mobile app

  5. Seamless communication between your practice and labs, radiology, pharmacies, and referring doctors

  6. Increase your practice’s reach and availability to care for patients across wide geographic distances via Telemedicine

  7. Respond to your preference with a choice of cloud-based or server-based system

  8. Complete scheduling management, text reminders, e-prescription and lab automation

  9. Save time and increase revenue with fully-customizable integrated practice management software

  10. All-in-one solution for small pediatric practices including all of the above features and pediatric billing services for one low cost

Frequently Asked Questions - Pediatric Software

What is Pediatric EHR Software and what are its key functionalities?

What is Pediatric EHR Software?

Pediatric EHR Software is  a specialized medical software designed to meet the specific needs of pediatricians and pediatric practices by providing pediatric-specific workflows and content for patient evaluation, medication management, and more.

It also consists of pre-built SOAP notes templates for common procedures to ensure easy documentation of pre- and post-operative care. Designed to help pediatricians improve patient care and reduce costs, pediatric software systems replace paper records and manual workflows in pediatric practices with digital files and electronic transmissions.

Pediatric EHR Software includes the following key functionality:

  1. Use biometric-specific norms for growth curves and support growth charts for children.

  2. Compute weight-based drug dosage based on appropriate dosage ranges, using the patient’s body weight and body surface area.

  3. Ability to document all guardians and caregivers.

  4. Segmented access to information.

  5. Synchronize immunization histories with registries.

  6. Age– and weight-specific single dose-range checking.

  7. Transferrable access authority e.g., to address change in guardian, child reaching age of maturity, etc..

  8. Associate mother’s demographics with newborn.

  9. Identify incomplete preventive care opportunities.

Some professionals use the terms "Pediatric EMR" and "Pediatric EHR" interchangeably. Although they provide similar functionality, they serve different purposes. Both systems offer benefits such as:

  • Reduced medical errors and improved quality of care due to instant access to accurate, updated patient information.
  • More complete, legible patient charts.
  • Safer, more reliable prescribing.
  • Increased productivity from custom workflows and templates.

To learn more about the differences between Pediatric EMR and Pediatric EHR, check out our article, Electronic Medical Records vs. Electronic Health Records - What is the Difference?

Frequently Asked Questions_Frequently Asked Questions How to Select Best Pediatric EMR Software For Your Needs?

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), EMR implementation among pediatric practices lags behind other specialties, with 31% of pediatricians using a basic pediatric EMR and only 14% using a fully functional pediatric EMR solution. This is despite the American Academy of Pediatrics suggestion that EHRs may increase patient safety and standards of care.

The problem seems to be that too many Pediatric EHRs lack the specialty-specific features that make implementation worthwhile for small and medium-sized pediatrics practices. All medical practices need core EHR functionality, like documentation options, custom workflows, e-prescribe, and patient portals, but there are certain pediatrics features that make the difference between an EHR that slows you down and disrupts your practice and one that boosts your productivity, improves patient care, and delivers positive ROI within a reasonable amount of time. 

If you’re thinking of implementing new software for pediatric clinic or replacing a less-than-functional existing one, here are the eleven sets of features and functionality you should look for before you take the plunge.


  1. Immunization Status, Vaccine Tracking, and Clinical Decision Support
  2. Routine Well Child Visits
  3. Flexible Growth Charts
  4. Family Dynamics Management
  5. Flexible Privacy Permissions
  6. Pediatric Medication Management
  7. Pediatric-Specific Templates and Workflows
  8. Other "Must-have" Pediatric EMR Requirements like pediatric dosage calculator
  9. Other "Preferred" Pediatric EHR Components
  10. "Nice to have" Requirements
  11. Other EHR Selection Criteria like scalability, cost, etc.

 


1. Immunization Status, Vaccine Tracking, and Clinical Decision Support

Vaccine Tracking

A pediatric EMR should efficiently record vaccine data; some even include barcode scanning to automatically populate the immunization record. It should also allow easy manual entry of vaccinations given at other facilities. 

Share Immunization Records

Once vaccinations have been given, the EMR should make it easy to share immunization records across different formats as necessary to comply with proof of immunization requests for schools and government agencies in the interest of public health, as well any other Immunization_Registry_Pediatric_ehrinstitutions that require proof of vaccines. The ability to easily generate and print immunizations records is a helpful bonus.

Immunization Forecasting & Clinical Decision Support

Beyond that, a good pediatrics EHR includes immunization forecasting and clinical decision support to help reduce or eliminate both errors of omission and commission. Error of omission occur when clinicians miss opportunities to provide appropriate vaccines and errors of commission occur when the incorrect vaccines are given.  It would also help identify situations in which delaying certain immunizations might achieve a better immune response.

Other useful immunization functionality includes immunization reconciliation for patients who were vaccinated in another country.

 

2. Routine Well Child Visits

Well child visits account for almost half of all pediatric visits and your EMR should simplify the documentationPediatric ehr rxl slideshare.png and workflow for these encounters, and provide a longitudinal record that tracks growth and change over time. In addition, well-child visit templates should be customized to populate developmental milestones and support age-based transitions, including fetal to newborn, newborn to childhood, childhood to adolescence, and adolescence to adulthood, with relevant functionality such as growth and development monitoring, anticipatory guidance, and risk factor screening.

Finally, the EMR should be sensitive to pediatric norms that vary by age, such as heart rate, and trigger appropriate alerts. 

 

3. Flexible Growth Charts

A major difference between the pediatric EMR and an adult health record is the need to record, display, and compare growth measurement data on a small enough scale to accurately represent changes and fluctuations in a pediatric patient. A full-featured pediatric EMR should also be able to perform calculations such as growth velocity and BMI and present the measurements and calculations in a graphic format that can easily be printed and shared with patients. 

One study of growth chart functionality showed that when one multispecialty pediatrics practice Pediatric ehr rxl checklist.pngimplemented a EMR with a growth chart that superimposed parental height points on a growth curve and plotted height against skeletal age, the number of times height, weight, and head circumference were recorded jumped from fewer than 10 per day to nearly 50 times per day, suggesting these flexible growth chart options incentivize better documentation.

 

4. Family Dynamics Management

Families today are dynamic structures that can change many times over a child's transition from infant to adult. A well-designed pediatrics Software will identify and automatically populate shared family history, social history, and even billing data across related family structures. This is not just an added convenience, but an essential functionality when it comes to managing complex issues of privacy and confidentiality across blended families and extended families.

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5. Flexible Privacy Permissions

All 50 states have adolescent privacy laws that permit young adults to get certain care without parental consent or notification. Pediatric EMR should have privacy settings that safeguard protected health information shared only between the adolescent and the provider, while still permitting access to appropriate information by parents, step parents, and guardians.

hipaa-compliant-ehr-for-small-practiceIdeally, the EMR should allow clinicians to designate individual items with different privacy settings. A single pediatric encounter, for example, may result in documenting information with different levels of sensitivity and privacy requirements. 

Conversely, some parents want to keep certain information in the child's record confidential from the child him- or herself, such as a family history of a particular genetic disease or psychiatric disorder.

 

6. Pediatric Medication Management

Weight-based dosing complicates prescribing medication for children. Plus, the range variability in pediatric Pediatric ehr requirements_aap.pngpopulations is much greater than in adults; pediatricians see premature infants weighing just a few pounds all the way up to obese adolescents who can weigh 200 pounds or more. Your pediatric EMR should provide medication decision support including dose calculations and rounding, range checks, and age adjustments or corrections.

 

7. Pediatric-Specific Templates and Workflows

After well child visits, management of chronic diseases and conditions such as asthma and ADD comprise the bulk of pediatric encounters. Your EMR should allow you to customize templates and workflows to streamline documentation, monitoring, and management of clinical and treatment data. 

  1. Simple and easy-to-use well-child exam knowledge-based pediatric templates that require less clicks and drop down menus.
  2. Easy documentation of developmental milestones.

 

8. Other "Must-have" Pediatric EMR Requirements

Birth History

Quickly document and review prenatal and birth histories

Easy Generation of forms

Use the Pediatrics EMR platform to quickly find and print with one click return to school, camp physical, or sports physical forms. Consent forms are quickly printed out and are able to capture parent's signatures electronically.

Health Maintenance

Includes Health Maintenance and Preventive Care reminders in order to improve patient care.

Pediatric Dosage Calculator & Alerts

  1. Up-to-date pediatric dosage calculator and drug interactions are fully integrated and accessible.
  2. Alert system ensures appropriate treatment and safety.

 

9. Other "Preferred" Pediatric EHR Components

Pediatric EHRs designed to most comprehensively enhance usability may include the following features:

  1. Integrated Practice Management and Appointment scheduling module to organize the revenue cycle management side of your practice
  2. Ability to streamline and improve communication with patients electronically. For instance, Pediatric EHR must be integrated with a secured online portal to communicate with patients via email and enable patients access to health information including education materials
  3. Automatic referring physician letters
  4. Comprehensive Drug database with interaction checking
  5. PACS/imaging center interface
  6. Prescriptions can be printed, faxed or electronically sent to pharmacies of choice, including a national pharmacy database.
  7. Electronic lab ordering and receiving services that are fully integrated and bi-directional that easily attach to charts so lab orders and results are easily accessible, printed or faxed. Integrate with local labs and imaging centers.
  8. Mobile access to give you more flexibility in accessing your Pediatric EHR from a tablet or smartphone
  9. Ability to automate routine tasks to gain high level of efficiencies with your new EHR. Look for automation options that ensure patient safety, regulatory compliance, and high quality documentation and service.
  10. Ability to grow and change with future needs. Look for a vendor that is committed to working with you as technologies evolve or your own practice expands.

 

10. "Nice to have" Requirements

Once you’ve determined the “must have” and ‘preferred’ components of your Pediatric EHR and integrated the AHRQ-prescribed requirements, it’s time to move onto your “wish list.” Depending on the particular needs of your practice, these extras can help transform an acceptable EHR to an extraordinary one:

  • Comprehensive EHR training for your staff that accommodates new staff hires, temp and contract office personnel
  • Multiple ways to chart notes including point-and-click, voice recognition, handwriting recognition (customizable).
  • Data migration support when you are switching from your existing EHR
  • Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

 

11. Other EHR Selection Criteria

All pediatric practices must take few other components into consideration when evaluating potential replacement Pediatric EHR systems. These include:

Scalability

The ability to handle your practice size, including number of practitioners and multiple locations or sites, is essential when selecting a system which is flexible, robust and able to most efficiently meet your needs -- even as they are evolving.

Systems Architecture

Determining whether to store your data via on-site servers or in the cloud is a question more and more pediatric practices are facing. While concerns about patient privacy have traditionally led pediatricians to strive to maintain immediate access and control, the increasing benefits of the cloud -- and corresponding improvements to security -- are changing the landscape and increasing number of Pediatric Clinics are opting for Cloud-based Pediatric EMR Systems.

Cost of new Pediatric EHR system

The total, ongoing cost for your Pediatric EMR should be transparent. Software-as-a-service, such as web-based EHR or billing systems, often comes with maintenance or subscription fees. If you don't understand the cost of the EHR system, ask questions so you can properly budget technical requirements going forward.

Frequently Asked Questions_Frequently Asked Questions How can Pediatric EHR System Benefit Pediatric Practices?

Benefits of Pediatric EHRs exist for both Pediatric practices and their patients. Almost half of all providers give their EHR an eight out of 10 on satisfaction scores. There are five primary categories of benefits of EHR adoption that extend to both patients and providers, including:

  • Improved patient treatment across the care continuum.
  • Improved care coordination and faster access to records.
  • Practice efficiencies and cost savings through decreased paperwork and elimination of workflow redundancies.
  • Increase patient participation and transparency.
  • Improved diagnostics and patient outcomes including more accurate prescribing and higher patient satisfaction scores.

Additional advantages of EHR adoption are less paperwork, fewer storage issues, and increased efficiency and productivity. Learn more about the benefits of EHRs.

What are the benefits of Pediatric EHR?

  • Streamline patient workflow: Pharmacy orders, referrals, immediate chart completion and more make work-flow more efficient
  • Customizable Templates: Most pediatric EMR systems come preloaded with templates for typical pediatric encounters. These can be further customized by individual practices to meet their unique pediatric EHR needs.
  • Cost-savings: Significant reduction in supply costs related to medical records as well as the ability to reclaim file room space. Reduce personnel time in chart filing and pulling and finding.

  • Vaccine and allergy alerts are kept current and visible reduces liability exposure

  • Healthcare provider automatically drives charges through coding - eliminates delays in insurance filings, lost charges and speeds cash flow up.

However, pediatricians have an important choice to make in switching to a Pediatric EMR - should they buy a system that resides on their practice server or use a cloud based internet service provider, a model know as Software as a Service or SaaS.

 

Frequently Asked Questions_Frequently Asked Questions What are the benefits of implementing Pediatric Software as a Service?

  • Software as a Service does not require a major investment in hardware to run your pediatric EMR. Notebooks, netbooks and tablets will work well with these cloud based systems. If you can connect to the Internet you can access the system.

  • No ongoing costs for computer maintenance or software upgrades.

  • The monthly subscription costs can be taken as a business expense the year they are incurred. Major hardware and software investments have to be capitalized and amortized over many years.

  • Redundancy: Should the server in the cloud go down, there is a second and even third host that has your pediatric electronic health records backed up and you will be redirected flawlessly. But, if your office server goes down, you are stuck until it is fixed.

  • HIPAA compliant: Pediatric EHR SaaS transactions are encrypted and comply with HIPAA requirements.

  • Instant savings come with pediatric electronic health records as your practice no longer needs to purchase all the paper supplies needed to maintain paper records. In addition, space devoted to record storage can be freed up and put to clinical use.

  • Twenty-four/seven accessibility is possible since the portal is Internet based. You can even check or update a patient's medical record from the hospital when you make hospital rounds.

  • Scalability: whether you operate a solo practice or are part of a large group practice, the cloud based pediatric EMR is scalable to your operation. It can also be expanded easily to accommodate new providers as they join your practice.

  • SaaS systems are usually already accepted for "meaningful use."

Frequently Asked Questions_Frequently Asked Questions How Do Pediatric EHR Systems Improve the Quality of Care Delivered by Medical Practices?

Pediatric EHR systems can positively impact the quality of care pediatricians provide to their patients by improving portability, sharing, decision-making, and care coordination; getting patients involved in their care; and reducing workloads. According to HealthIT.gov, 75 percent of providers report that their EHR allows them to deliver better patient care.

Data shared in an Pediatric EHR can assist pediatricians in choosing the right medication for a patient with allergies and improving public health outcomes by enabling them to look more meaningfully at patient data. It also allows them to be better informed, improve relationships with multidisciplinary physician team members, procure remote access to patient charts, and more quickly and easily receive laboratory results, medication error alerts, and reminders for preventive care.

Frequently Asked Questions_Frequently Asked Questions When do Pediatricians need to replace their Pediatric EMR?

Dissatisfaction with EHRs continues to rise at an accelerated pace and has prompted physician burnout, which in turn can create more patient safety problems. Many healthcare practices are looking to make the most of their EHRs through optimization efforts, while others are starting all over with replacement systems. EHR optimization is the process of fine tuning an EHR to meet a practice’s individual needs and to improve clinical productivity and efficiency.

Although there are many factors prompting healthcare providers to optimize their EHR, each physician practice must determine if this option is right for them. A publication from the National Learning Consortium suggests that practices determine the need for optimization by addressing the following questions:  

  • Are users complaining? Such complaints are often a sign of the need for new approaches to help users overcome concerns.
  • Are workarounds being used? If users are leveraging workarounds instead of using the system as intended, that is often a sign of dissatisfaction.
  • Is the EHR being leveraged appropriately? Adoption statistics such as user log-ins, volume of dictation, printer usage, number of handwritten forms and staff overtime could shed light on the level of EHR use.
  • Are goals being met? Lack of goal achievement relative to patient safety and quality improvement often points to underlying EHR utilization issues.

Frequently Asked Questions_Frequently Asked Questions How does Pediatric EMR Software Improve the Quality of Care Delivered by Pediatric Practices?

Pediatric EMR Software can positively impact the quality of care pediatricians provide to their patients by improving portability, sharing, decision-making, and care coordination; getting patients involved in their care; and reducing workloads. According to HealthIT.gov, 75 percent of providers report that their EHR allows them to deliver better patient care.

Data shared in an EHR can assist pediatricians in choosing the right medication for a patient with allergies and improving public health outcomes by enabling them to look more meaningfully at patient data. It also allows them to be better informed, improve relationships with multidisciplinary physician team members, procure remote access to patient charts, and more quickly and easily receive laboratory results, medication error alerts, and reminders for preventive care.

Testimonials

“PrognoCIS is the perfect…system for us. This is our 3rd EMR system and by far better then [sic] then the others. We don’t have to worry about waiting til the next day to access a patient chart. Also very easy to use with [our] dictation system.”

– J. with P.B., MD

“We have been with PrognoCIS for 5 years after experiencing an epic failure with another EHR solution. Our practice is a small private medical office and flexibility is paramount to optimizing our functionality. What we like most about PrognoCIS is the adaptability or customization of the product.”

– A. from S.W. Clinic

“Streamlined, easy to use, and comprehensive! I can customize myself on the fly and I like the ability to…access on my PC, Apple (Mac or iPad at home) or via the iPhone app. After using a few other systems, I saw the designers of PrognoCIS truly understand how a clinical office functions.”

– S. Wellness Group

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EMR Software

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Meaningful Use Support

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Practice Management

Easily identify patient eligibility and reconcile accounting and insurance billing

Patient Portal

Easily share lab results, appointment reminders, statements, and prescriptions with patients

Online payments

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Revenue Cycle Management

RCM services process statements and handle claims while you connect with patients

Customized for 30+ Specialties

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E-Prescription

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Prescription Management

Surescripts feature allows you to monitor patient prescription usage and medication adherence

Technical Support

Friendly, knowledgeable 24/7 support staff available via support ticket, phone, email, or chat

Credentialing

Quickly enroll your practice with 3rd-party payers and begin seeing patients

 

PrognoSign

Electronically sign documents within EMR or patient portal with HIPAA-compliant e-signature feature

Compliance

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Seamless Correspondence

Communicate with practice & labs, radiology, pharmacies, & referring doctors

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