Five Reasons Why You Should Go Technical with Your Patient Records

Mon, Jun 23, 2014

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Moving to an EMR will ensure you boost quality of care and catch errors before they cost you money.

Converting from paper records to an electronic medical record system (EMR) is a huge effort and may leave you wondering whether making the change is really worth it. Check out these five reasons why experts urge you to take the ‘electronic’ way.

Boost for Quality of Care

Electronic systems often provide access to a database of national outcomes data from users of the same software – which is essential for measuring and improving your care.

One more advantage is that many of the systems will connect you to research the best practices for treating certain diagnoses. Therefore an EMR can really help drive evidence-based practice. Electronic systems can also help standardize your care. For instance, if your practice sees the same diagnoses quite often, you could bill shells for certain…

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