After converting to an EMR system there are some questions you should ask yourself to make sure you are getting the most out of the system. In order to benefit from the advantages of an EMR system, you need the system to run at its maximum potential. Ask yourself these 5 questions and see if you are making the most of your EMR system.
Are your templates working to their maximum potential?
One of the main complaints about transitioning to new EMR systems is that it can be hard to get used to the new format. Make sure to create EMR system templates that match your staffs’ workflow the closest, saving time and effort. By making templates easy to use and navigate, you can save time and money.
Is staff doing additional work that the EMR can be doing?
Make sure the EMR is doing all that it possibly can in order to get the most bang for your buck. Your staff should not have to work harder than the system when it comes to documentation. Set the system up so that it does all the tedious work that will save your staff time and make the process much more convenient.
Is your staff fully trained to use the EMR system?
Make sure to hold training workshops when implementing a new EMR system. This workshop should be held for all new employees and anytime there is a software update that will affect the people who use it. The best way to be sure you are using all the functions that you can is to have training documentation explaining the functions of the system and offering these options to your staff who may use them.
Are you performing periodic audits of the EMR system?
Once the EMR system is in place it is important to keep track of how it is working with your staff and data. If the system could use some changes to be more beneficial for your staff you should keep track of these problems and try to find solutions. When performing audits get input from everyone, not just the IT team, to make sure the system is beneficial in every way possible.
Are you adjusting the way you use to EMR system?
If you are performing periodic audits, are you making the desired adjustments? Taking the time to perform EMR audits and hold training audits will only help your practice if you are making the appropriate changes to support your staff. Make sure the system and your staff are working together to perform at the maximum potential of the system.
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