Oct 4, 2016 11:27:27 AM Practice EHR

Top 4 Benefits of Integrating Your EHR and Billing

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According to a report on doctors and their EHRs recently released by Software Advice, 89 percent of doctors said that integration is an important feature in their decision-making process when choosing a system. While integrated EHRs are now widely adopted, not all integrated solutions have the same capabilities.

There are a number of benefits tied to a solution that integrates EHR and billing, especially when payment is processed directly with a dedicated clearing house. Here, we’ll explain four key benefits of using a system that integrates EHR and billing within your small practice.

1. Efficiency

When doctors can combine their EHR and billing into one comprehensive process, they save time because data no longer has to be inputted manually and repeatedly. This closed-loop process not only boosts productivity, but it minimizes risk for error during data transfers.

2. Comprehensiveness

Being able to perform a number of activities from one central location enables your workflow to be comprehensive. Rather than relying on disparate EHR and billing system, you can take the cost-effective route of using one comprehensive system that allows you to fulfill all of your practice’s needs from a single place.


3. Transparency

Integrating your EHR and billing also helps enable a transparent process. Accounts receivable tracks the claim being submitted and paid, and the integrated software allows you to submit cleaner claims and more easily schedule appointments. Your patients will appreciate a workflow that allows them to pay any outstanding charges on-demand, and this will help you build trustworthy relationships with your patients.


4. Interoperability

When a system integrates EHR and billing, it is interoperable, meaning it aggregates information across the full spectrum of providers and information is shared with everyone who needs to know, yet kept secure — another way to build trust. An interoperable system has the ability to interpret actionable information and effectively inform caregivers, saving time and money and improving the patient experience.

If you are looking for an EHR solution that will enable you to save time and money, improve efficiency, enhance patient relationships, and streamline your workflow, start a free trial of Practice EHR. See how comprehensive an integrated system truly is!

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