September 21st, 2017 By: Kelsey Moss
According to the CDC, 86.9% of U.S. based physicians are using an electronic health record solution (EHR). It’s 2017 and the healthcare industry is heavily dependent on technology. From government incentives and ICD-10 compliance to state mandates, healthcare professionals are slowly, but surely, adopting medical software to meet requirements needed to remain in practice and stay afloat. For those that are still using paper and pen, the concept of going electronic is daunting. Who wants to change their ways after so many years of routine? I hear this concern at least five times a day from prospective clients, which is why it needs to be addressed.
We’ve outlined the easiest, most straightforward steps for anyone who is 1) Making the move from paper to electronic software or 2) Switching from one software to a more efficient/cost effective vendor. There is, in fact, a way to make the jump and I can assure you it isn’t painful.
1. Evaluate your current situation
If technology hasn’t been introduced to your practice yet, ask yourself why? Then, ask yourself why would you implement electronic solutions? Are you looking for a streamlined workflow, but don’t know how to find it on your own? Are you running out of space in filing cabinets for your patient health records? Is it stressful when you go on vacation and can’t prescribe for your patients for a week? Developing answers to these questions are key to finding out what’s holding you back.
2. Establish objectives
Once you figure out what is not working, make a list so that you can have each of those areas of your practice addressed when looking to implement a solution.
3. Name a resource or team
Whether you’re a solo provider or a medical practice of twenty, have a single person or core group designated to review potential software. It can be easy to have the IT jargon become overwhelming, so having others assist with the project is reassuring.
4. Set up a demo
Schedule an online demonstration(s) with a certified solution to identify potential software that meets the needs of your practice (Refer to number 2). The more you are educated on software solutions that are in the market, the more at ease you will be when making a decision.
5. Select a solution
Once you find the right solution to help meet your needs, take the step and move forward! Don’t forget, you aren’t just implementing the solution, but also the company that is behind it.
6. Set a go-live date, train, and voila!
At RxNT, you’ll have your very own implementation manager who will drive the implementation train. They will provide all the necessary resources for your practice to become operational. Again, don’t let the process bog you down, you have a practice to run! The implementation manager will ensure everything is good to go while you remain focused on treating your patients!
To learn more about RxNT and implementing any of our products, feel free to give us a call at 800-943-7968 option 3, email us at Sales@RxNT.com, or click on the “learn more” button below.