Electronic Medical Records (EMR for short) can improve your healthcare facility in a variety of ways. Anything that your organization can do to provide better healthcare to patients is essential, and with EMR you can provide more efficient healthcare, as well as reduce errors and increase the effectiveness of doctor collaboration efforts.
Of the many scientific and technological advances in the medical industry, many of them have improved healthcare, and many have not. EMR can really improve your healthcare facility in a variety of ways, because it makes life easier for physicians, nurses, and staff members, while at the same time providing better healthcare for patients.
One of the crucial ways that EMR are helping healthcare organizations is efficiency. Often times office managers, assistants, nurses, and even doctors can spend countless hours sifting through traditional print and paper medical records looking for a particular file on a patient. No matter how organized a healthcare facility is, this problem occurs from time to time. EMR can help eliminate this problem, as having records easily accessible in electronic format improves organization as well as efficiency. This allows doctors to provide better healthcare, in a more organized manner.
Another benefit of EMR is error reduction. Errors are all too common on patient medical files, and the vast majority of the time these errors can be attributed to someone mis-transcribing information. EMR take a significant aspect of the “human error” out of the picture, which enables healthcare organizations to provide more accurate patients records. This can lead to better care for patients, as well as lessen the potential for medical malpractice lawsuits.
A third benefit of EMR is how they easily enable collaboration between doctors. The typical patient no longer has just one family doctor, but often times will see a variety of specialists for a variety of medical conditions. With EMR different doctors can easily see patient records without having to worry about the time-consuming process of locating physical files on this patient.
These are 3 benefits of using quality EMR software, and if your healthcare organization is not using EMR then I urge you to check out the possibilities that EMR can bring to your organization.
17.08.2010 | Author: JamieHanson | Posted in Business