Most practices across the United States have integrated the use of the electronic health record into their day to day operations. The electronic health record (EHR) revolutionized the way patient records are organized, stored, and accessed by physicians and their patients. The traditional paper method of record keeping was under-secured and difficult to access and use. With new technology, records are secure in a cloud-based system that is only accessible by authorized personnel.
Now instead of having to hunt them down, patients have access to their personal health records via an online portal. Also, this electronic method of record keeping allows physicians to more easily access and review information to offer their patients the best possible care. It is no secret that the electronic health record has changed the way patients and providers access information, but what if it was taken one step further.
Now, in 2018, the EHR is no longer just online access to patient health records but much more. The EHR mobile app is the next step in the development of healthcare technology. The EHR allows patients and providers to securely access their information on the go and make their healthcare a higher, yet easily accessible, priority.
Practice On The Go
The EHR mobile app provides the freedom practitioners need to work with more patients on a personal and convenient level. In the past, the physician has been chained to their computer and desk chair inside the office to make sure they are there for their patients, answering questions and developing treatment plans.
Now, physicians can do this from anywhere. For example, a physician can leave their office at 5 p.m. and make it to their child’s soccer game. Even though they are at the game, they are still able to securely answer questions that come up from their patients, write mobile e-prescriptions in seconds, and finish Superbills all from their mobile device.
1) Patient Medical Record
With the EHR mobile app, physicians and their patients have the ability to access their medical records in real time. They can view active problems and review the progress of them. Likewise, providers can review past progress notes, vitals, immunizations, family history and much more. The EHR mobile app helps the provider stay up to date on all patient health information and helps the patient stay educated on their health as well as stay engaged with their healthcare provider.
2) Charge Capture
A common problem that providers run into with paper documentation is the loss of documents and billing information. The EHR mobile app helps providers eliminate lost charge tickets by creating new or modifying existing encounters at the time of service for faster payments. This is incredibly important for providers who are looking to maximize their revenue. Errors in documentation can result in a great loss, but the EHR mobile app helps your practice stay financially compliant and safe.
3) Greater Communication Capability
One of the most exciting aspects of the EHR mobile app is that it allows providers to securely communicate with patients and other office staff more efficiently than email communication. They have the capability to communicate with patients wherever they bring their mobile device. Having the ability to quickly respond to patients in a HIPAA compliant way makes your patients feel that they truly have access to their provider. It also builds trust and rapport, encouraging your patients to reach out to you and meet with you more often.
Another great feature of the EHR mobile app is that it allows physicians to dictate notes on the go. This is great for when physicians make changes to a patient’s treatment plan or medication. When this happens, physicians can make sure the patient's records are updated so that the most up-to-date and accurate information is accounted for.
5) Mobile Imaging
One feature of the EHR mobile app that isn’t thought of that often, but is still extremely important is the mobile imaging feature. This allows providers to snap a quick picture of the patient’s symptom or problem and upload it directly into their chart during a visit for reference later on. This helps to keep more accurate notes regarding the patient’s initial condition and their progress.
6) Patient Information & Stats
The last feature of the EHR mobile app is the ability for providers to access a patient’s non-medical information. Through the mobile app, providers can access contact information, insurance files, and responsible party information for each patient.
The EHR mobile app is the next important development in healthcare technology. It is health care on the go that brings convenience and efficiency to any practice. Interested in an EHR mobile app? Contact our team to find out more or request a free demo.