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3 Reasons Why Medical Practices Should Embrace the EHR Dashboard

Posted by Practice EHR on Aug 16, 2019, 12:00:26 PM

shutterstock_639556558 (1) Blue PEHR-1The electronic health record (EHR) dashboard is an important tool for medical practices. It is often overlooked, but the dashboard provides valuable insights that can benefit your practice in many ways.

An EHR collects so much data, but it’s what you do with that data that will make the biggest impact. The dashboard provides a quick glance at information that can be used to improve your practice. Here are three reasons why medical practices should utilize the EHR dashboard:

1. Provides a holistic view of a practice in a way that’s easy to understand.

Dashboards give medical practices an accessible, easy-to-understand view of how their practice is performing in real time. A dashboard enables a practice to quickly understand practice performance, uncover areas for improvement and make decisions based on real data, instead of assumptions.

2. Provides key insights for clinical, operational and financial success.

Dashboards provide insight that is instrumental to your practice’s success. A good dashboard will provide a consolidated view of clinical, operational and financial information. This allows practices to easily keep track of three key areas that need to be running smoothly in a medical practice.

3. Improves productivity and efficiency.

Dashboards provide high-level information in real-time that helps practice managers, billers and physicians be more productive day-to-day and long-term. A dashboard should include information on practice financials, patient flow and tasks that need to be completed so that everyone in a practice can do their jobs effectively. Here’s some of the information the Practice EHR dashboard provides to help optimize the practice workflow:

  • Appointment status: provides an overview of which patients have been seen, no shows and cancelled as well as how many have rescheduled.
  • Copay status: provides an overview of how many copays have been collected on a weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
  • Visit counts: provides the total number of patient visits and visits by payer types.
  • Key performance trends: provides an overview of important practice financial information such as charges, payments and account receivables.
  • Aging by practice: provides an overview of account receivables that are current, 30, 60 and 120 days out.

Our dashboard also provides a quick overview of: appointments/tele visits left for the day, notes in progress, not billed encounters, pending labs and messages. Watch our video tutorial to see a glimpse of the Practice EHR dashboard.

Conclusion

The dashboard is a helpful tool for medical practices. It provides a quick glance into critical information to keep the practice running smoothly. Keep in mind, the dashboard only provides a high-level view, so practices should also have quick access to additional reporting and analytics as needed. As the saying goes, knowledge is power; a good EHR provides medical practices with a wealth of information that can be used to make powerful decisions.

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Topics: Integrated EHR, Healthcare Office Management, Small Practice, EHR Solution