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Re: Emr system
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2011, 04:50:51 AM »
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Re: Emr system
« Reply #31 on: September 12, 2013, 07:17:26 AM »
EMR system allows doctors to document a patientís visit and automating the task associated with the charting patient. In EMR system, the accounts receivable follow up helps to monitor the patientís revenue collection in regular basis. The EMR system simplifies the process of tracking patientís

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Re: Emr system
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2013, 12:31:11 AM »
In EMR system, the accounts receivable follow up helps to monitor the patientís revenue collection in regular basis.

An Eletronic Medical Record (EMR) system tracks what is wrong with the patient (diagnosis codes) and what is done to fix it (procedure codes).  That is all an EMR does.  Revenue collection is of no concern to the Federal government, and is therefore not part of the EMR.  Figuring out best practices is of concern to the Federal government - for a given thing that is wrong, what procedures best fixed it?  The EMR tracks these things, so best practices can be determined.

Revenue collection, and the monitoring of the same, belongs to what is called the Practice Management System.  It is a rare software system where the EMR and the PM parts are both anchored to the same database.  Usually, the EMR system has one database, and the PM system has another (and are usually from different companies).  Although that seems to be starting to change with the cloud-based systems.

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Re: Emr system
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2013, 06:18:50 AM »
Numerous advantages of implementing Electronic Medical Records (EMR):

The ability to quickly transfer patient data from one department to the next is a huge asset
The space saving benefit of a digital records environment
The ability to ultimately increase the number of patients served per day for enhanced patient workflow and increased productivity
Improved results management and patient care with a reduction in errors within your medical practice
Reduced operational costs such as transcription services and overtime labor expenses
Customizable and scalable electronic medical records that can grow with your practice
Advanced e-Prescribing and clinical documentation capabilities
Plus an improved bottom line of the healthcare practice, enhanced through the ability to more accurately and efficiently process patient billing

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Re: Emr system
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2013, 02:22:45 PM »
The ability to ultimately increase the number of patients served per day for enhanced patient workflow and increased productivity

Our experience matches what has been reported in a number of different surveys.  Our clients who have adopted EMRs spend about 30% of their day entering data into the EMR.  A job that used to be outsourced to a low-paid data entry clerk is now required to be performed by a highly-paid doctor.

If 30% of the physician's time is tied up in data entry, that means he is seeing fewer patients.  That translates into lower income, not higher - and lower productivity on the part of the doctor, not higher.

EMRs were always about allowing the government to collect statistics so they could determine, and then impose, best practices.  EMRs have never been about increasing the efficieny of the doctor.

Advanced e-Prescribing and clinical documentation capabilities

Most of our clients have not adopted EMRs, and have no plans to.  We have provided them a stand-alone product that processes e-Prescribing.  Don't need an EMR to do that.

Plus an improved bottom line of the healthcare practice, enhanced through the ability to more accurately and efficiently process patient billing

EMRs have nothing to do with billing.  They in fact complicate the process, rather than simplify it, if the EMR does not "talk to" the PM system - which most of them don't (although this situation is begining to improve).  When the EMR does not talk to the PM system, as is the case with several of our clients, they have to type all the codes into the EMR - then they have to turn around and provide us with paper copies of the codes that we then enter into our billing program.

You have presented to us a list of "nice to haves".  That list represents mostly wishful thinking.  It certainly does not represent current reality.
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Re: Emr system
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2013, 07:54:11 AM »
There are several free EHR systems available, including Practice Fusion, Hello Health and Kareo, but their revenue-generating models all differ. Practice Fusion, for instance, has said it relies on advertising to help keep the system free. The physician will see a small ad on the bottom of the screen that might be targeted to what theyíve diagnosed.

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Re: Emr system
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2013, 12:03:15 PM »
Practice Fusion is an EMR that did not have a billing package built into it.  I don't know if that has changed over the last six months.  I know they never did resolve the problems of their EMR being able to "talk to" Kareo.

Kareo was a billing program that, until recently, did not have an EMR attached to it.  They have recently added an EMR, but I don't know if that EMR shares a common database with their billing program, or if it is an add-on.

I don't know anything about Hello Health.