Electronic Health Records are quickly replacing manual data entry in leading healthcare organizations. As per a recent study by Deloitte, 90% of physicians are looking to continually update their organization’s electronic health record systems. This is the situation because healthcare organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the digitization of health records and want to keep their systems up to date to keep leveraging its benefits. In 2022, up to 95% of healthcare organizations are already leveraging EHR systems in the US alone. If you’re looking for EHR solutions and want to start by learning what benefits it can offer your healthcare organization, we have collated a few benefits that our customers have benefited from with our custom EHR solutions. A few of these benefits are as under:
EHRs go beyond just storing the information. EHRs are necessary to keep all necessary information about a patient in a centralized and integrated format for easy access to any relevant information. This includes allergies, ailment history, drugs prescription history, etc. Further solutions can be integrated that can fetch all necessary information from the EHR to intimate the healthcare provider about what the patient requires in the event of an incident. If this was done manually or the digital solution was too basic containing only storage functionalities, it would be much more time-consuming and in some moderately likely cases, unprecedented.
Appointment Scheduling Automation
An EHR can be connected to a database containing the contact information of the patient as well as their assigned healthcare provider in order to enable automated scheduling and notifications through phone communication for their appointment. This negates the need for manual follow-ups. This is especially useful in the case of patients with chronic conditions that require care at regular intervals. Without an EHR containing centralized information about patient information including history and contact, this process would have been time-consuming and error-prone.
Seamless Care Transfer
In the event that the patient has to be transferred from one healthcare setting to another (for example, shifting of hospitals, or change of healthcare provider), a simple file transfer containing the information about the patient will suffice. No manual re-entry of the patient information will be required. In order to maintain uniformity of file schema and formats, leveraging the technology expertise of an industry-experienced technology partner can be extremely helpful.
Faster Compliance with formalities
A custom EHR system that captures and relays information in accordance with regulatory requirements of both government and healthcare provider itself can allow the healthcare organization to focus on the patients more, and less on the formalities required such as compliance forms. This is especially necessary in cases that require immediate medical attention, but regulatory requirements delay the time by which the patient can start receiving care and treatment.
Through the digital storage of data through EHRs, it becomes possible to leverage data analytics and machine learning for use cases around predictive analytics. An automated solution can intimate the healthcare provider or the patient about the risks of the patient’s healthcare conditions on the basis of updated data on the EHR. This can help prevent emergency situations and the development of chronic disease. There are several predictive analytics’ use cases that are becoming increasingly popular leading to saving lives of hundreds of patients due to their high level of accuracy in prediction.
In the healthcare setting, it can be catastrophic to make mistakes and mix up data which can happen through manual processes. To avoid this, a custom EHR solution with input constraints and data filters can stop error-prone processes from the initial steps themselves. This is important because to deal with volumes of data, there needs to be data filtering and correction at every step of the way – starting from the entry process itself. This solution could include the prevention of data into the system that is mismatched in the type of data, identifying discrepancies in terms of nature of condition and nature of treatment entered, and much more. This is possible through the use of custom EHR that is needed by the organization.
Today, we are witnessing a great transition towards better healthcare by digitizing and adopting powerful health software development systems, custom healthcare solutions and apps aimed to simplify the most common operations. The EHR/EMR systems, Healthcare apps, IoT based remote monitoring of patients reduces paperwork, improve storage issues, care coordination and increase the overall quality of services provided to the patients/end users through a streamlined workflow.
In order to be able to drive maximum value, and avoid preventable mistakes, leverage the expertise of a technology partner that thoroughly understands the requirements of your healthcare organization and the nature of care you provide. Be it lifestyle improvement, or general medical consulting, or trauma response, every healthcare organization’s EHR will differ in terms of the data required to be processed and the intimations to be conveyed to the healthcare providers or patients. In order to build a custom solution on the foundation of strong and functioning technology implementation, contact Pratiti Technologies to build your EHR today.