Medical practices are under increasing pressure to scan their medical files and convert them to electronic medical records (EMRs), making paper files a thing of the past. However, while 86% of hospitals use some version of an electronic medical record system, many small practices are still reluctant to make the change.
One of the biggest concerns about switching to electronic medical records is that you will lose contact with the patient. Communication is key to ensuring the success of an electronic medical record system.
“I don’t want to sit in front of a patient looking into a laptop,” says one Denver doctor, “I’d rather make eye contact with the patient and observe their symptoms.”
While the doctor acknowledges the benefits to all of the patient data being available on screen, they are worried about the distraction the screen may cause.
However, with effective implementation, this video shows just how an EMR/EHR system can improve day to day functions in your medical practice without hindering the quality of relationships a doctor has with patients.
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Professional EHR providers can help you make the transition from paper charts to meaningful and useful electronic records that enhance your patient’s medical experience.
The system you use will need to perform the indexing, scanning, and post-production work, which includes conversion to text via optical character recognition (OCR) software. This allows you to edit the documents, or even redact private information to protect your patients.