Is your EHR missing patient data? Are you accessing multiple systems for every patient? This can be rough, but there’s a simple solution.
EHR’S ARE HERE TO STAY
We live in a digital age and whether we like it or not – that includes all things medical. The days of file cabinets and bankers boxes are gone. This means electronic health records (EHR) are here to stay, so it’s time we learn how to properly utilize them.
If you’ve worked in the healthcare profession longer than five minutes it’s likely that you’ve heard a physician complain about some sort of digital obstacle they’re facing while trying to provide their patients with the care they deserve. Physicians will always be the happiest when they can do their job with as few roadblocks as possible. And unfortunately, EHR systems can be their biggest roadblock.
But it doesn’t have to be that way!
CONSOLIDATION IS KEY
One of the biggest complaints we hear from physicians is that they want to access ALL patient information within ONE system. This seems like a simple request that could make everyone’s days go much smoother, but it’s not as easy as it sounds. In larger healthcare facilities it’s actually quite common to use one main EHR, along with several other ancillary systems because said systems don’t talk to one another. Needless to say, this wastes more precious time than we care to think about. Now that you already have to login to multiple systems to get all of your patients information, what happens if your facility adds in one more change – like switching their EHR vendor?
Things just got a lot more complicated.
What you really need is an easy transition from the legacy systems into the new EHR. Because not only should all data flow to one place, but the data should also be presented in a uniform way that makes it easier for the users (like you!) to see what they need without feeling like you’ve gone on a digital scavenger hunt. Your new EHR vendor isn’t going to do that for you, which is where a vendor neutral EHR archival product comes in.
WHO CAN HELP?
Data migration and archival is typically done by a company like Triyam, which specializes in this field. These companies usually offer a vendor neutral EHR archival product, which is the only good choice to house legacy data because it’s the only thing that can collect patient data from all the separate systems and bring them into a single platform. A good vendor neutral EHR archival product will interface with the new EHR, so the users don’t have to login to multiple systems to see patient history.
In fact, once we’ve worked our magic, your users will be able to simply click a button in the new EHR and launch the archival system within a new window. So, without having to sign in twice or search the patient again in the archive, users can view everything in one place!
You’d be surprised how simple we can make it, so if pulling charts has you pulling your hair click here for a free quote!