Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Solutions work on inbuilt intuitive intelligence that enables automation of several medical activities. These systems represent a significant departure of the analog or paper-based medical world to digital. EMR software is capable of managing the flawless workflow, tracking data on time, making it accessible, and generating vital records to guide multiple health care providers in offering the best advice to their patients. These comprehensive tech-enabled solutions work for all healthcare providers- doctors, nurses, home healthcare, clinic staff, lab, and pharmacy. Moreover, EMR systems reduce operational costs and promote greater patient engagement while ensuring better outcomes. 

The global pandemic's current world scenario has made EMR Systems increasingly crucial to medical practices' operations. Electronic health records also perform many activities, including teleconsultation, record keeping, device integration, staff management, accounts, billing, and more. However, their primary focus is on the clinical side of day to day activities and integrating practice management solutions that conduct essential administrative and billing functions. In the meanwhile, the buying journey of the EMR solution is not simple. It can be lengthy and may require a substantial time investment to arrive at the right choice. Since a list of companies offers EMR solutions, but there is no 'one-size-fits-all.' You must look at certain things to select the EMR system that suits your model and gets easily adapted to your current workflow. 

Before kick-starting the buying process of EMR System, find an answer to these questions-

  • What are your broader business goals with EMR systems?
  • Do you have medical practice management software?
  • What are your special clinical needs?
  • What features you need, and what is your budget?
  • With which organizations you need to share data and records?

This array of questions will make your job easier. Answering them will help you filter your choice through several EMR systems and take you closer to the right EMR system that will suit with your medical practice. 

What can you do with the EMR solution?

  1. Retrieve patient data immediately

Technology keeps the paper-less records of patients and alerts the physicians about any medical allergies during patient interactions. EMR software collects all information on patients in one place. For instance- medication taken by them, tests performed previously, doctors' recommendations, and health procedures patients follow, etc. It allows retrieving the required information about any patient immediately and helping the physician decrease malpractice risk in any fake setting.

  1.       Enhance patient participation

The majority of the patients are tech-savvy in current settings. Their medical records transition from a physical form to digital form is a welcome move for today's patients. Further, it incorporates the self-service component and allows them to take control measures over their health issues. They can access their medical test performed, clinical reports, critical information, schedule appointments, and follow up from medical teams.

  1.       Improved patient health care

EMR systems improve communication and engagement between healthcare seekers and providers. It can integrate and distribute the patient health information among other authorized providers involved in the treatment process. This way, enhanced coordination is a big help in fetching updated data or information by any stakeholder involved in treating patients, including doctors, nurses, billing staff, lab staff, specialists, emergency team, pharmacy units, etc.

  1.       Streamline your medical practice

EMR offers customized way outs to the unique needs of its clients. You have to make your needs and priority clear in mind to let the contractor know the most sought after features and promises before buying. Having complete and accurate data in hand, EMR Systems will allow the medical practitioners to function in a more organized way.

  1.       Reduce Medical Errors

Better availability of information will generate the right insight, decrease chances of ambiguity, and allow practitioners to know the related and unrelated factors of health conditions. It narrows down the understanding gap, reduces errors and unnecessary prescriptions or suggestions, of tests. Better coordination of information and activities between different units will provide better management and outcomes.

  1.       Save costs and improve efficacy.

The potential to take input, integrate data, and generate analysis facilitates the medical units in saving cost and time involved while improving efficacy at the same time. For instance, when generating an invoice at the hospital's billing counter, both- the account section and the patients can take a recap of the consultation history, medical prescriptions, and procedures. Moreover, it removes the chances of data duplication, maintains transparency, and generates satisfaction at both ends.

An EMR system works even if the patient is not looking for any medical assistance. Because no one can prepare for any medical situation or emergency, the best they can do is keep their information in one place and retrieve them immediately as and when required. 

About Net Health

Net Health is reuniting caregivers with their calling through cloud-based software for specialty medical providers across the continuum of care. Net Health’s interoperable EHRs deliver end-to-end solutions that ensure compliance, improve outcomes, empower providers and inspire care. The company serves over 14,000 facilities, including 98 percent of the largest hospital chains, two-thirds of skilled nursing facilities and many leading hospice organizations and private practices. Net Health is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, Level Equity and Silversmith Capital Partners. 

Author's Bio: 

Hassan Awan