Your NextGen EHR includes many built-in tools to help meet your needs, including NextGen Template Editor. But, each ambulatory practice is unique. That is why you need to develop custom NextGen EHR Templates. Your EHR should work for your practice, not the other way around. By customizing Templates, you can make your NextGen system fit your workflows, business needs, regulatory requirements, and goals. From simple tweaks to NextGen KBM or ACE Templates to custom specialty suites, TempDev can help you make your NextGen EHR system work for your practice.
Here are some tips to help you start customizing your NextGen EHR Templates to better meet your needs.
Design Your Workflows
Before you begin developing your custom Templates, you need to know your NextGen workflow. A workflow is your practice's process for completing a task. When you transition to NextGen EHR, you may need to redesign some of your workflows to maximize your efficiency. To get the most out of custom Templates, start by examining what is and is not working about your current workflows. It would be best if you also described what the ideal workflow would look like for your practice. By starting with workflows, you can ensure that your NextGen EHR Templates are customized to meet your staff's needs and designed to increase efficiency.
Define Business Requirements
After you have explored current and ideal workflows for your practice, you can start defining business requirements for your custom Templates. Business requirements describe, in detail, what your new Template needs to do to help make your practice successful. Business requirements are written from your perspective and transformed into technical requirements by developers. For each task requiring a custom Template, your business requirements should describe the following:
Establishing business requirements is essential whether you are working with professional NextGen developers or customizing NextGen Templates in house. Using a collaborative process to set business requirements helps staff come to an agreement on the goals for day-to-day tasks. It also ensures practice-wide clarity on workflows, approvals, and outputs. A collaborative process for setting business requirements can help you ease the implementation of custom Templates. If staff can agree on business requirements, then the custom Templates are more likely to fit their workflows and meet their needs.
Look for Products that Meet Your Needs
Your NextGen KBM or NextGen ACE templates include pre-built clinical content for completing common tasks. For some practices, modifying these existing Templates can satisfy your needs. With NextGen development support from TempDev, you can add needed functionality from NextGen KBM Templates to make them your own. Even simple changes can help Templates better fit your workflows. By making your NextGen EHR fit your practice, you can improve productivity and reduce physician burnout.
TempDev has also developed many customizable NextGen Templates to meet the needs of ambulatory practices. These Templates help you perform regular tasks like managing open orders, tracking quality measures, and manage appointment volumes. Here are just a few of TempDev's Templates that can be further customized to meet your needs:
Work with the Professionals to Develop NextGen EHR Templates
Your NextGen EHR is a complex system. To develop custom Templates from scratch, you will probably need professional developer support. TempDev's developers specialize in NextGen template and document development, along with SQL expertise. With their help, you can make your NextGen EHR system fit seamlessly into your practice. For example, TempDev's developers can help with the following customization tasks:
How TempDev Can Help
TempDev's developers specialize in NextGen. They have developed a wealth of customizable NextGen Templates, Documents, Reports, and Dashboards to meet your needs. We can customize each of our existing products for your practice. Or, our template developers can help you create something entirely new.
Call us at 888.TEMP.DEV today or contact us here to get started developing custom NextGen EHR Templates.
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