Here are three telltale signs that indicate your Ophthalmology practice needs a new EHR solution.
- Your staff is spending a significant amount of their time looking for paper charts, scanning, photocopying, and transferring patient records, filing lab results, and managing prescriptions.
- Your patients are spending a lot of time filling out stacks of forms per visit, manually managing prescriptions, and having a hard time obtaining a referral.
- You are seeing fewer patients per day because of long and tedious paperwork. Slow record retrieval and poor legibility also make it challenging to optimize patient care.
If you can resonate with even one of these three signs, it is time to implement a new Ophthalmology clinic software.
How will an EHR solution help reduce my staff’s workload?
Our Ophthalmology EHR software will automatically send messages to the right patients at the right time and prompt them to self-schedule appointments. EHR solutions not only help your staff improve patient care quality, but it also reduces their workload by eliminating patient scheduling tasks, tedious paperwork, and minimizing call volume.
How does a Ophthalmology clinic software improve my patients’ experience?
The first of the many positive impacts that you’ll notice after implementing the EHR solution will be streamlined workflows and faster patient care from the primary point-of-contact to the last. Through the patient portal, your patients will be able to schedule their appointments and view their data online, which will significantly reduce wait time and enhance productivity. Even research has proved that Ophthalmologists can reduce medication error by almost 55% through the usage of an EHR solution.
How can I choose the right EHR for my Ophthalmology practice?
The first step is to understand your practice’s needs and your expectations from the EHR system. Next, understand and evaluate the critical features of shortlisted EHR solutions. Evaluate the different solution based on how a patient’s visit is documented from check-in to check out. Interfaces can also be a promising way to gauge a new system. It is a good idea to go for a simple interface, but sometimes simple interfaces are featureless. Don’t sacrifice comprehensiveness for simplicity.
Should I go for a cloud-based Ophthalmology clinic software or client-server?
While in-house servers were traditionally used, forward-thinking practices are switching to the cloud. Some of the reasons that are driving this shift are simpler implementation, tremendous savings as no hardware installation or software licenses are required, superior accessibility and collaboration, and scalability. The high level of security and encryption make cloud-based EHR systems HIPAA compliant.
How will my existing patient data get populated in the EHR system?
You will have the option to scan the existing paper documents and upload them to the new EHR system. If you are already using another practice management software and want to make a shift to our Ophthalmology EHR software, our experts will work with you to ensure a smooth and accurate data transition. We offer electronic document transfer into the new EHR system through our ETL data migration team. We also offer electronic medical data migration from your previous EHR system into your new EHR system. There are various options available depending on the amount and nature of your data. However, our experts will have to assess your data to see whether it is possible to migrate all of your data due to the limitations of database structure of your old EHR system.
I have offices in multiple locations. Will data from all locations reflect in real-time?
Regardless of whether you have multiple specialties or locations — our cloud-based Ophthalmology practice management software will make patient data accessible to you anytime, anywhere. The creation of a new record or changes made to an existing patient record, regardless of the location, will reflect on your dashboard in real-time.
Will the Software Help Me Meet HIPAA Guidelines?
Our EHR solutions are cloud-based, which means you will not have to worry about storing confidential patient information on your servers. Your data will be safe on a centralized server. Basically, EHR and HIPAA compliance go hand-in-hand because the software is designed keeping guidelines in mind. You can expect ongoing modifications to EHR software in tune with HIPAA requirements. Every time the US Department of Health and Human Services will revise a HIPAA regulation, your EMR software will be updated to ensure compliance and avoid violations.