Oct 10, 2016 8:51:08 AM Practice EHR

How To Improve Physician Productivity Without Sacrificing Quality Care

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As a physician, your time is extremely valuable. You are constantly busy yet need to provide your patient the care and attention they deserve (and expect). While you understand that enabling meaningful use is paramount, this tends to be easier said than done within the ever-changing, ever-complicated health care spectrum.

The good news is, physicians with access to the right resources can successfully balance productivity and quality care. Here, we’ll offer key tips on how to enhance your small practice in order to make your job easier and ensure you’re profitable for the long haul.


Gain Time-Saving Insight

Since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) legislation was created in 2009, the U.S. government has pushed for the adoption of EHR and supporting technology to ensure meaningful use. When considering an EHR solution for your practice, it’s important to not overlook integration capabilities.

An integrated EHR can provide you with insight that saves your and your patient time. With an integrated system, your new patient can come in with their past history, medication list, and lab results already available to you. This will help you focus more of your attention on the patient because you won’t have to be head down, transcribing their information. Furthermore, you will be able to start asking the right questions and treating the patient right away, as you will already have insight into their medical history.

When EHR systems support collaboration between the physician and the patient, the healthcare process and patient treatment is simply more productive.

 

Streamline Your Process

Another key method to increase productivity is making your practice’s processes more comprehensive. If you leverage technology that transforms your workflow into one comprehensive, streamlined process, you’ll save the time it takes to manually and repeatedly input patient data. This type of closed-loop process can convert data into easy to interpret, actionable information that will effectively inform everyone in your practice. Not only will this help boost productivity, but it will also minimize risk for error during data transfers, ultimately ensuring better patient outcomes.


Adapt To Patient Needs

Providing excellent care means taking the time to adapt your workflow to your patients’ needs. You can do this by ensuring your record structure is patient-centric and personalized, providing on-demand support, and using specialty specific technology to keep your offerings customized and accurate.

Flexible, cloud-based, specialty-specific EHRs will help you uphold the level of personalization and comprehensiveness that your patients will appreciate.

If you’d like to test out this type of platform to determine how exactly it will play into your practice’s processes, start a 30-day free trial of Practice EHR! Click below to get started.

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