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Plastic Surgeons Name 5 Most Important Functions of EHR

Last summer, 111 plastic surgeons responded to an ASPS survey regarding Health Information Technology and Electronic Health Records (HIT/EHR). The survey found that plastic surgeon’s use of the technology was “lighter than expected.”

The ASPS task force that conducted this survey and research on plastic surgery EHR encouraged more plastic surgeons to embrace electronic health records and its associated technology.

Their survey revealed 5 key functions that plastic surgeons value from their EHR system.

  • Computerized physician order entry (CPOE)
  • Web-based system (cloud computing)
  • Patient web portal
  • Ability to check or advise on evaluation and management coding levels based on fields entered
  • Ability to use a tablet in the office

Regarding customer support, 81 percent of the respondents listed “initial training” as most important, followed by phone support, screen sharing and software updates.

Contact us to find out how the functions of PatientNOW can improve the efficiency and organization of your plastic surgery practice.