[Electronic Health Records] – Necessities Within Your EHR

Electronic Health RecordsMarch 28th By: Kelsey Moss

The use of electronic health records (EHR) has become a critical issue in healthcare as a result of Meaningful Use requirements. At the end of 2015, Health IT reported that 86.9% of office-based physicians were using any EHR and 77.9% were using a certified EHR.  Some solutions are cumbersome to navigate through, leaving it difficult to effectively document within a patient progress note if the system is not tailored to the specific needs of the provider. There are systems that can burn a hole in your pocket and offer so much functionality that, frankly, only frustrate the user because it slows them down. Even specialty specific EHRs can be missing core functionality for one practice, while they have too much functionality for another. The key is to find an affordable EHR that offers all the right tools, with extra bells and whistles that can be leveraged based on the user’s workflow.

Specialty Specific Progress Notes – The option to have a variety of templates at your fingertips gives the provider complete control. They can then add certain templates to a favorites list to quickly create a progress note.

Customized functionality – The EHR should 100% adopt to the user. If a practice doesn’t utilize electronic lab connectivity, they should have the flexibility to remove it from their account’s menu. If they want to add referrals, for example, they should be able to add that functionality. This allows the user to easily build out their EHR very quickly. If at a later time they wish to add labs, they can quickly do so.

Exportable Reports– The EHR is the backbone of a practice, so it’s vital for the practice to be able to run reports through advanced searches and filter options. If you are participating in an incentive program, it’s important to have reporting functionality to capture clinical data and health information. Reports such as Patient Lists, Prescriptions, and Chart Notes are additional reports that are most helpful.

ePrescribing – If you’re a prescribing physician, it’s important that your EHR is certified by Surescripts for ePrescribing. It’s also legal in all 50 states and Washington D.C. for the electronic transmission of all CII-V prescriptions.

RxNT|EHR and eRx solutions allow providers the flexibility to customize their EHR to reflect their workflow. It is our goal to make your eHealth solution experience as simple and painless as possible, and for you to remain focused on what is important – patient care. To learn more about RxNT|EHR & RxNT|eRx, call us at 800-943-7968 option 3, email us at Sales@RxNT.com, or click the “Learn More” button below.

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Kelsey Moss

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