EHR: Doctors—What’s in It for You?

“My job is taking care of patients.” We agree.

Physician taking care of patientWith the full-time job of taking care of your patients and staff, who has time to worry about an EHR system? You’re already bogged down with too much bureaucracy, worried about whether your patients will follow your instructions, and concerned if you’ll see your next patient on time.

But did you know an EHR system can actually help you provide the exceptional patient care you want and free up your time? The right EHR can minimize paperwork, create a calm, proactive medical staff, and keep you on schedule so you can leave the office on time.

So doctor, what’s in it for you when it comes to an EHR?

1) Accomplish your goals. Spend less time with busy work and more time doing what you love, whether it is research, seeing more patients, going home earlier, or getting to an afternoon tee time. An EHR focused on your workflow will enhance the time you spend with your patients and the care you provide. Say goodbye to waiting and inefficiency and hello to a smoother day in the office and a better lifestyle.

2) Control your bottom line. If you’re like the physicians we know, you watch your schedule like a hawk. Patients that make appointments before they are instructed to or who do not have their test results back in time can be rescheduled to make room for new patients in your schedule. With the right EHR, it only takes minutes for your staff to proactively review and prep your next day’s charts, making sure you are spending your valuable time productively and maximizing your time in the office (and your bottom line).

3) Share clinical data instantly. Patient information entered in the digital chart can be shared simultaneously with your staff and referring physicians. Transferring a patient call from the front desk to the physician? No problem—you have immediate access to the patient’s clinical data including the most current notes entered by any member of your staff, so you can answer the inquiry quickly and easily.

4) Provide quality care. An EHR allows you to access your charts from anywhere at any time. Preoccupied with answering on-call inquiries at night without reviewing patient information? Respond to patients confidently with their clinical history, last exam note, and any test results right at your fingertips. Not sure if your patients are following through and taking the tests that you ordered? Track orders and results and feel confident that your instructions are being followed.

5) Enhanced Communication. Communicate with your scheduler, nurses, and entire staff in a quick and efficient manner. All this can be accomplished from wherever you may be—home, office, or hospital.

Of course, not all EHRs are built the same. Finding the best EHR for your medical practice is key to a productive office and a better quality of life.

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