A large number of ophthalmology practices employ an EMR, Electronic Medical Records, system. This system allows doctors to store a patient’s medical records electronically and access them throughout their practice at various computer workstations. With any ophthalmology practice that offers LASIK and other corrective treatments, large numbers of medical records and diagnostic imaging are required for each patient and can be difficult to store and access in conventional means. Most practices use an EMR system to manage their records. The process of EMR optimization can greatly improve the functions of the practice as well as improve patient care.
Eye Michigan is currently in the middle of implementing an all-new EMR system in our office, eliminating time wasted on filling out countless forms, not to mention the trees those forms were made from. Making such a transition will greatly lower Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey’s carbon footprint as well as streamlining the overall visit process making it much faster.
How EMR Optimization Benefits a Practice
EMR optimization makes the best possible use of the system by ensuring that the record management process is streamlined from the moment a patient checks in, to charting medical records, scheduling, and even billing. In addition to streamlining the process, there are several other benefits:
- Improved Patient Care – By optimizing a practices EMR system, doctors are able to have better access to patient records for each visit.
- Increased Revenue – EMR optimization streamlines the record management process, eliminating work-arounds created by software, and allowing doctors and their staff to focus on greater priorities.
- Return on investment – An ophthalmologic practice that participates in EMR optimization will see a greater return on their investment through faster record management and increased automation.
- Increased Efficiency – EMR optimization allows for increased automation and improved workflow. It also enables a practices system to communicate more efficiently with outside systems for ease of access to medical records and diagnostic imaging.
Ophthalmology practices offering LASIK and other corrective treatments have seen an increase in productivity by implementing an EMR system. The EMR system revolutionized how doctors stored and accessed their patient’s medical records and diagnostic imaging, enabling them to provide quality care. By optimizing a practice’s EMR software, the system is used to its fullest potential opening doors to increased productivity and greater patient care. This is just one of the many innovations Eye Michigan has brought forth in their many years in operation. In order to treat your patients in the best possible way, you need to adapt with the times to better treat anybody and everybody.