For one of the most complex specialties in all of healthcare, having the right technology by your side is essential to keep a clear mind and keep each clinical detail organized, accessible, and accurate. Neurosurgeons do not have room for error during the process of clinical decision making. They need to be able to access important patient data, diagnostic images, and all information relevant to the patient’s care as efficiently as possible. Finding a Neurosurgery EHR that equips your practice with the tools it needs to stay focused on the patient and avoid frustrating technology should not be harder than brain surgery.
4 Features of a Neurosurgery EHR
1) Simple Scheduling
Scheduling in this specialty tends to be more complex due to neurosurgeons often being booked months in advance. Not only this, but there are often pre-determined requirements for eligibility or testing that needs to be completed prior to a visit with a neurosurgeon in order to optimize everyone’s time and make sure the provider has what they need to treat their patient. A way to identify a quality Neurosurgery EHR is to ask the vendor about what scheduling features they offer to make your life easier. Simple scheduling with a Neurosurgery EHR enables your staff to view a comprehensive calendar and inform patients of any pre-existing requirements as they are listed at the time the appointment is scheduled. Your practice can customize these pre-existing requirements to the needs of your practice.
2) Claim Submission
Medical billing is one of the most complex and equally shifting areas in any healthcare specialty, but this is especially true for a neurosurgery practice. Your Neurosurgery EHR should be integrated and equipped with an industry-leading clearinghouse, simplifying the billing process for everyone involved. When your Neurosurgery EHR is integrated with your practice medical billing software, providers are able to efficiently scrub, submit, and track a claim until they receive a payment. Intuitive dashboards to review claims and practice financials offer complete transparency and improved billing efficiencies at your practice.
3) Powerful Mobile App
Mobile applications are becoming more and more relevant in healthcare as Neurosurgery EHR vendors have found a way to protect patient data while allowing providers to take their practice on-the-go. A Neurosurgery EHR mobile app should be equipped with the ability to create and modify encounters at the time of service, upload images from your phone into the patient’s chart, access real-time patient health information, and communicate securely with your team and with your patients. This is especially useful for providers who work with patients at home or even patients in different time-zones, enabling for improved relationships between patient and provider.
4) Patient Portal
Neurosurgery is one of the most frightening and intimidating types of care that a patient receives. There is a lot that is unknown about the brain and a person’s neurological system. For this reason, it is incredibly important that the patient remain as involved and informed as possible throughout their care process. A Neurosurgery EHR should be equipped with a top-of-the-line patient portal that enables 24/7 access to their personal health information from anywhere. This allows them to track and understand their vitals, view test results, and send secure messages to their provider. This feature of a Neurosurgery EHR also allows the patient to set and manage their appointments, make payments, complete digital intake, and much more. With the patient portal, neurosurgery does not have to remain as mysterious as it once was. Patients can gain insight and peace-of-mind into their care that helps them stay more involved and accountable throughout the process.
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