Electronic Health Records are giving physicians fits. Seeing patients is an incredibly inefficient process. But there is hope on the horizon with a new and simple technology…
Physicians lose efficiency through the implementation of their Electronic Health Records, known simply as EHRs.
For the medical staff, EHRs inefficiency is often caused by being consistently tied to a computer with multi click diagnostic chart navigations.
The negative impacts of this process show during patient care. The negative impact is so powerful that software vendors recommend providers schedule fewer patients.
A handful of patients may be regained as the learning curve is shortened through staff experience, but a physician’s office will not see full capacity levels or completely happy patients until they handle their EHR issues. This brings to the forefront the question…
How Inefficient Are EHRs?
Recently an article published in the US News Health stated that just over 12% of eligible physicians in the United States found “meaningful use” by the implementation of their EHR. “Meaningful use” is defined as “prescribing information; drug-to-drug interactions and drug allergy checking;” the definition continues as “the maintenance of a health problem; medication lists, and allergy lists.”
This research, completed by respected research institutions, shows that EHRs are not providing enough usefulness for physicians and their practices.
Is There Hope for EHRs?
An American Medical News article states that there are several aspects that providers are actually beginning to enjoy through their use of EHRs including more thorough documentation, improved charge captures, and easier data retrieval.
However, providers also said the continuous monitoring of the computer decreases staff efficiency.
Improve Patient Flow With An Electronic Light System
There may come a time when providers will wonder how they ever got along without EHR, but at this point the new system is lacking.
So, how do providers currently offset their loss of scheduled patient visits?
Providers must focus their efforts on aspects other than improving transcribing. They need to concentrate on improving patient flow.
At Expeditor Systems, our loyal customers repeatedly tell us that by using our electronic light system they have improved their patient flow thus increasing revenue and creating a more harmonious and productive work environment.
For well over three decades Expeditor Systems has been the leading pioneer in developing the most effective patient flow solutions.
Our electronic light system was founded on three simple goals:
- Increase efficiencies
- Increase revenues
- Build a more satisfying office environment
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