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What Is an Electronic Health Record (EHR)?

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Electronic health record (EHRs) systems are now mainstays in the healthcare industry as the technology continues to evolve. Already 90% of hospitals use EHRs to improve the quality of patient care. Electronic health systems ensure better efficiencies and higher performance for medical staff. So, you can better support patient care and risk assessment.  

What Are Electronic Health Record Systems? 

Electronic healthcare record (EHRs) systems are part of a digital record. So, you can store the doctor's notes (including allergy information, diagnoses, laboratory, treatment records, and test results) for each patient. The biggest value of an EHR is that medical staff can quickly access key health information all in one place and share it with other healthcare providers that are part of the patient's care team. Here's what a good EHR includes: 

  • 24/7 from any device (cloud)  
  • Easy patient scheduling  
  • Expedited and more accurate medical billing  
  • Intelligent patient care workflow  
  • Real-time access to data analytics and reporting  
  • Task management  
  • Templates that are able to be customized to the physician's needs 

As you plan for implementing electronic health records, develop a project plan, design the data flows, customize the system, train, and then test. With so much at stake, you need the training and support from Team TempDev. Our team offers the comprehensive support services and technical know-how you need.

What is the Focus of EHR Systems?

Electronic health records support the workflow of your medical staff and physicians. With EHR systems, you and your team are more productive and efficient as you manage everyday tasks like billing, booking appointments, and entering clinical data. Studies show that as you integrate your services with electronic health records, you're able to better engage with your patients and, thus, ensure patient satisfaction. 

On the admin side of your EHR implementation, you're able to automate simple tasks, so your team spends less time with document management, and shuffling patient records. With electronic health records, your handle less paperwork, so you print out fewer paper forms. You can also better manage your space and storage considerations with a more environmentally friendly, sustainable model for your team and organization.   

Why Is Your Electronic Health Record (EHR) System Important?

The implementation of electronic health records (EHR) can be a complicated process, with challenges along the way. Any time you implement an EHR system, consider workflow issues but also look at how you will manage the costs while keeping your records secure and private. The EHR system offers seamless functionality that supports the needs of your team and your patients.

Your patients can access their health records 24/7, so they can easily share their treatment history with other medical professionals, hospitals, and clinics. Beyond ease of access to patient data, you can more easily offer clinical decision making tools, educational materials and resources specifically related to your patients' ongoing medical conditions. Patients can request electronic prescriptions and even ask medical questions without the phone tag exercise.

TempDev understands the importance of engaging with your patients and offering the quality of care they trust and rely on. Our goal is to help you get the most out of your EHR systems, which will continue to save you time and money for years to come. You'll see just how important an EHR system is to your growth and success. 

How TempDev Can Help You Implement Your Ambulatory EHR Systems 

TempDev's team of NextGen consultants, developers, and trainers support your needs whether you're looking to implement, switch, or even upgrade your current EHR system. From dashboards and revenue cycle consulting to automation and workflow redesign, TempDev offers the tools you need to make the most of your NextGen EHR system, with top tips and tricks that will ensure your success now and in the future.

With TempDev's NextGen dashboards, templates, and reports, you can better support your patients' needs. Our team is here to help you design, organize, and implement the whole system. We offer the tips that you need for your practice, so we achieve best practices. With hands-on training, you and your team are ready to handle all your electronic health record systems. 

Contact us here or by calling us at 888.TEMP.DEV to get the help you need to implement your EHR system.   

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