The major need for the implementation of EMRs was to maintain smooth workflows and make medical records more efficient, reliable and also to save costs. The staffs who were handling medical records were also asked for their opinions and most of them agreed that it would make their workload easier to handle and also increase efficiency. Physicians and patients were also asked for their inputs and most of them agreed that it made access to patient’s records more convenient and much quicker. This also includes the added advantage of accessing them from anywhere in the world that the patient might need the records.
EMRs also greatly reduce the chance of errors in the administration of drugs and treatment. EMRs are also more secure as not everyone can access without the appropriate password which is usually with the patient or her/his physician. After reviewing and testing other systems, hospitals usually opt the most suitable software could fulfill its needs and is suited for hospitals and healthcare organization including large physicians groups but not for individual users. However, smaller practices can share their electronic medical records with larger EMR users.
For patients, the appropriate medical software is Patient Portal called My-Chart. From which patients can schedule appointments, get test results and print charts. Hospitals usually purchase Inpatient EMR that covers all hospital departments and specialties, Patient Accounting and registration, ADT, Hospital Billing, and CRM to enhance customer service, Integrated Ambulatory Care for affiliated physicians and clinics. This way hospital health records can be shared with independent providers. Large physicians groups usually purchase software for Ambulatory EMR, Medical Practice Management Software, and Apps for outside the practice, such as Personal Health Records, Portals, and Mobile Applications.
Software Dealers- also provide adequate training programs and pre-built systems which are very easy to use. The large database gives users its users the ability for reporting of financial and clinical data because a centralized system runs the whole flow. Obviously one of the major factors is cost saving and EMR fulfilled all the needs admirably. Other reasons for choosing the latest software are that it has the best arrangement for complete, easy-to-use features that can be shared by the entire health community. The system is centralized and is managed by trained professional experts. Interfaces are located in every department such as billing, physician’s offices, wards and other places that are concerned with patients, administration and can be used by the patients themselves to access their records whenever and wherever needed.