Have you heard this one? Two doctors walk into a bar. One says to the other, “My EHR doesn’t get me.”
For a software product that’s used by 86% of office-based physicians, Electronic Health Records sometimes get a bad rap. There’s considerable data about how much time clinicians spend recording information into their EHR. What’s missing from the research are the advantages an EHR brings in terms of reduced administration, more efficient workflows, increased security, and enhanced patient health. When you consider all the ways an EHR can elevate your practice, you may see your software in a new light.
- Better quality patient time. Immediate access to patient health history and vitals helps optimize precious time allocated to patient visits. Online intake forms offer the opportunity to review a patient’s complaint before the visit, giving a physician a head start on diagnosing and making treatment recommendations. The same goes with lab and diagnostic procedures that are sent electronically directly to and from the EHR. Patient details including medications, allergies, and other on-going specialty treatments are all viewable from your EHR, avoiding any conflicting guidance or care. Being able to view a patient’s overall health at the point-of-care means a more accurate picture, and as a result, better outcomes, according to 63% of respondents in a Stanford Medicine study.
- Streamlined workflows. On average, a clinician using an EHR spends 16 minutes per patient recording patient notes. But once a clinician has mastered the technology, an EHR can actually save time. Voice dictation, drop-down menus, checkboxes, short keys, and macros reduce keystrokes. SOAP Notes and customized templates designed for your specialty make charting faster, especially care you provide frequently. Prior authorizations for treatments and prescriptions are managed electronically. And with complete patient information available within the EHR, time spent “chasing charts” is eliminated.
- Increased interoperability and data exchange. Every day, EHR technology is getting closer to a national standard for information-sharing. The final rule of the 21st Century Cures Act—effective June 2020—outlines interoperability requirements in which all electronically-accessible health information can be acquired and exchanged without any special effort for the users. Enhanced interoperability will also make it easier for patients to access and share their healthcare data with all of their providers. Even today, EHRs can facilitate easier provider-to-provider communication, specialist referrals, lab orders, and electronic prescribing.
- Financially rewarding. One of the biggest advantages of an EHR is the efficiency it provides in creating accurate and comprehensive claims for billing. Charts are easily pulled into a billing system for submitting to payers for faster reimbursement and fewer denials. Also, an EHR can help prepare reports to satisfy MIPS/Meaningful Use requirements and achieve incentives (or avoid penalties) established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
- Reduced risks. To receive CMS incentives, providers must use ONC HIT-certified EHR software that mandates criteria for security, performance, and interoperability requirements. Having the most recent 2015 ONC Health IT certification gives a practice confidence about the quality of their EHR software. Similarly, cloud-based EHRs offer greater security against cyber attacks and better disaster recovery, if needed. And easily-accessible and comprehensive recordkeeping and documentation offer protection against possible malpractice claims.
Fall in love with RXNT’s EHR software
If you’re in search of an affordable EHR with intuitive functionality, RXNT’s software might be your ideal match. These are just a few of the advantages our solution offers:
- Hundreds of “Smart Forms” designed with unique care fields, across a range of specialties and handy macros for efficient and more accurate charting
- Fully-integrated E-Prescribing, helping you meet Electronic Prescribing for Controlled Substances (EPCS) mandates
- Online in-take forms that save both you and your patients time
- Telehealth-friendly workflows for safe and convenient office visits from anywhere
- A patient portal that satisfies patient demand for convenient, secure patient-provider messaging, document and form management, online bill payments, and easy appointment scheduling
- MIPS-ready reporting for Promoting Interoperability and Quality measures
- A 2015 Edition ONC-ACB Certified Health IT solution, certified by Drummond Group LLC
- System and Organization Controls (SOC) 2, Type 2-certified to safeguard against data breaches
- No additional fees for 24/7 cloud-based access, implementation, training, regular upgrades, and ongoing support
What physicians are saying about RXNT’s Electronic Health Records:
“It’s affordable for any practice. It’s so flexible, it covers EHR and e-prescribing. Whatever a physician needs to do, they can do it with RXNT.”Jacob Goldberg, MD, Framingham, MA