Orange Management Solutions sites have used full electronic medical records for over fifteen years.In accordance with our mission to utilize the latest technologies to update our clients' systems, our patient medical record system is not only HIPAA compliant, but also facilitates entry of data required by HCFA for coding and billing.
The decision to adopt an electronic medical record (EMR) puts you and your practice in a class by itself. Fewer than 5% of physicians use an electronic medical record. Adopting and then efficiently utilizing an EMR requires a change in the way that you practice medicine. It is only the dedicated, forward thinking physician and practice that will spend the necessary time and effort to change the very way they practice.
Data entry is a major issue to address with the EMR. Some systems utilize voice input, dictation with delayed entry, copy of paper notes to computer, etc. We suggest contemporaneous data entry at the time of the patient visit. If all tasks are completed by the time the patient leaves the office including (billing, next appointment, lab tests ordered, etc.), it is a simple matter to fax a copy along with a letter to the referring entity and follow-up at a later date with a hard copy if indicated.
Patients, especially those with chronic conditions must become directly involved in their disease management. With the EMR, you have the option of providing all data to your patient (when indicated) in addition to appropriate references and practice designed information packets. If you think this is too far-fetched, consider that THE LARGEST USAGE OF THE INTERNET IS FOR MEDICAL INFORMATION. Patients are hungry for accurate, up to date medical information. Even patients who are down on the medical institution as a whole, do trust their individual doctors. Why not be the one who keeps them up to date regarding their patient care. If you don't, someone else will.
We internally track and time the entire patient office experience, as follows, so that a patient's location or status can easily be viewed.
This is a great aid in a practice that appreciates the patient, and their time in the office.
Consider the benefits of the EMR; staff efficiency, data control and compliance with HCFA, patient satisfaction, and the ability to continue to run your medical practice the best way available.
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