electronic medical records software

Medical charting software has many benefits (also known as EMR software)

The paperless office concept adoption rate varies by industry. For clinics and hospitals that are traditionally bound by multiple layers of legal requirements regarding their records it took longer than most, but with the advent of medical charting software that is changing rapidly.

Medical charting software, also known as Electronic Medical Record Software (EMR software), is essentially a digital version of the folders and files that have traditionally required a large medical records section in any medical facility. By shrinking the normally extensive library of paperwork into a computer network (which virtually all medical facilities already have) the office can recover previously used space and put it to productive use. Paper backups can still be kept, but they no longer need to be in close proximity to the reception/wait room area. In many instances, medical charting software also works with a medical billing software program to share information between the two programs.

In addition it is not only feasible, but advisable to have off-site digital backups. Medical charting software allows this to be accomplished with nothing more than an external hard drive. Imagine the difficulty and cost in duplicating an entire medical filing system for the purposes of keeping a up to date secure copy off site. More complex and automated backup solutions also exist for offices concerned about theft or natural disasters.

Add to that the extra space recovered by the lack of charts being used in most areas of the office and the additional free space increases even more. Office shredder will probably last a lot longer but office suppliers might be a little upset that they’re not selling nearly as much paper as you used to.

Due to having the records stored electronically, the amount of time needed for the medical charting software to pull up a record is probably less time than it takes for a staff member to blink their eye. If a given clinic sees 100 patients a day and it takes a staff member an average of 20 seconds to find the proper folder and prepare it, then more than half an hour of highly paid staff time is wasted every single day. Add to that the amount of time that it takes a staff member to return the files, and that figure can exceed an hour a day per 100 patients.

Some offices may hold reservations about security and cybercrime. All the while their records are often kept out in the open where any staff member can open any file at any time, and if the records area is unattended so can a snoopy patient. The fact of the matter is that digital records can be encrypted with various levels of password protection and logging. These features help keep patient records private in a way that folders simply cannot.  Prescription pad can also be "stolen" from a medical office and used by forgers; however electronic prescriptions ALWAYS are recorded in the chart and can be traced back to the patient that received the prescription, no matter where in the country they purchased the medications.

Another benefit of medical record software is that the patient chart is easily accessible by EVERYONE in the office and even MULTIPLE staff members AND it can be instantly found or accessed, think of it, no more running around looking for misplaced or lost charts!

Physicians will also love the fact that lab reports are automatically routed to the correct chart, no more misfiled labs in the wrong chart!


For more information or for a personalized Demo of our emr software or medical billing software, please contact Computerized Business Systems (MedicalCharting.com) at 888-691-8058 or 941-743-6666.





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