As an ENT provider, specialty practice technology may have not always been available to you. Working with a one-size-fits-all Electronic Health Record has probably left these providers without the tools they need to practice medicine at their best. These tools include things like a specialty-specific patient timeline, a powerful mobile app, patient engagement tools, and other the means your specialty needs to function well and offer the best possible care to your patients. The answer to this struggle is to partner with a vendor who offers EHR for ENT providers specifically. Specialized software means having access to tools and resources tailored directly to your specialty and no other. ENT specialists do not need software designed with every type of provider in mind. They need an EHR for ENT providers, designed with their specialty in the forefront and tools to help ENT specialist optimize their workflow. Here are the top 4 features to look for in an EHR for ENT providers.
1) Customizable Templates
With a unique workflow that only pertains to the ENT physician, using a standard Electronic Health Record can slow a provider down in terms of their clinical workflow. An EHR for ENT providers offers customizable templates to produce a fast and accurate workflow built around the needs of the ENT specialist. Whether the provider is documenting an initial consult or working with a more complicated case, the specialist has the tools necessary to work at their best due to an EHR for ENT providers. Customized with your charting preferences, providers chart more efficiently.
2) Mobile App
Having a mobile-app version of an Electronic Health Record helps providers of all specialties access their patients on the go and vice versa. An EHR for ENT providers should offer a mobile app that provides real-time access to a patient’s personal health information, including their medications, presenting issues, previous documentation, and much more. The mobile app allows the ENT specialist to create new or modify existing encounters at the time of service, upload images directly into their chart from a mobile device, and communicate with their team while staying HIPAA compliant. The mobile app integrated with an EHR for ENT specialist uses cloud-based technology to make sure a provider can update the patient’s chart on-the-go, saving them from hours in the office.
Telehealth is used in most practices across the country as a means to better engage their patients who lead busy lives, are chronically ill, or live far away from their physicians. For the ENT specialist, telehealth offers medical care to patients, so they do not have to worry about traveling to a specialist who might be far away. This method of visiting with patients cuts costs for those who have to travel as well as the patient who has to visit regularly with their ENT provider. An EHR for ENT providers should offer an integrated telehealth solution that allows a specialist to start a visit from the patient’s chart and view the patient’s PHI throughout that visit.
4) Total Integration with an EHR for ENT Providers
An EHR for ENT providers needs to be able to integrate entirely with the other technical aspects of your practice. These include Telehealth integration, intake integration, billing and practice management integration, and lab integration. An EHR for ENT providers must be able to communicate all information between software to ensure that a physician has access to all patient health information, file claims electronically, and start a telehealth visit, all from a patient’s chart. Without EHR integration, providers might find it challenging to offer things like telehealth or digital patient intake. Total integration ensures that a patient’s PHI is updated more often and accurately, claims are filed quickly, payments are received on time, and patients can better engage their providers. Each part connecting directly with the specialty-specific EHR for ENT providers.
These four features build a quality EHR for ENT providers. To learn more about how a specialty-specific EHR for ENT providers could benefit your practice, click here.