EDRs have changed a lot of workflows and processes in dental practices. Whether you like EDRs or not, you have to acknowledge one thing – they’ve made notes legible! Healthcare professionals are notorious for illegible handwriting but it looks like EDRs have finally solved legibility issues. Note Bloat
ACA, EDR, HITECH and the list goes on. Such acronyms and abbreviations are part and parcel of modern healthcare. As a practice owner or dental professionals, you have to understand the effect and consequence they can have on your clinic. Most of them appear to have some relationship with computers and technology in healthcare.
Computers and software have made their way into the doctor’s office. Today you’ll be hard-pressed to find a dental practice that does not use computers in some manner. Federal incentive programs and the need for tools to handle increased documentation
Even though stage II of the meaningful use program got off to a rocky start, the success of stage I has been pretty outstanding. The combination of federal incentives as well as the threat of reduction in payments has combined
Once the decision to switch from paper records has been made, practices face the daunting task of digitizing charts, patient correspondence, consulting notes etc. Before starting the conversion process, patient records have to be checked for completeness and accuracy. Once the data has been checked and categorized according to priority or utility,…