Managing paper records and documents for your patients can be time-consuming and can be a security risk. Many practice managers find it challenging to keep paper records up-to-date and ensure that all paperwork is free of medical errors. Making the switch to an EMR can streamline many of your medical practice’s daily activities and also save you time and money in the long-run. Here are some of the ways an EMR can benefit your practice:
Many staff members will be responsible for sending and reviewing medical documents and other sensitive information. When you are relying on internal messaging systems or even standard email to scan and send these documents, some of the information can get lost easily or may not reach the intended party in a timely manner. Make the switch to a digital system and you will find it much easier to capture, send, and review documents. This includes both internal and external communications.
Maintaining accurate records is a high priority, but you also need to make sure all files are secure. This can be challenging for both small and large practices because you may need to hire someone that is in dedicated to filing, organizing, and retrieving paperwork on an ongoing basis. Switching to an EMR eliminates the need to keep copies of documents, invoices, and sensitive financial information. You can keep patient records secure, and at a lower cost than paper records because you will not need to invest in filing systems, locked cabinets, or storage facilities.
Billing and scheduling tasks can be time-consuming, especially if you are using outdated software systems or a new program that isn’t integrated with other programs. Use an EMR and a program that work together so that you can coordinate all billing and scheduling tasks with ease. This can improve patient communications and reduce administrative costs.
An EMR can improve your practice in several ways and also save you time and money in the long-run. Contact us today to learn more about the PatientNOW document management solution.
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