Keys to a Good EHR

May 17, 2022

Written By Steve Clute

Owner-leader with expertise in healthcare, wellness and technology. Since 1982 has launched health, med device and med technology companies.

What is an EHR?

An EHR solution can be managed and shared “across more than one health care organization.” An EHR solution enables multiple electronic medical records from different practices to be collected and shared amongst practices.  We enable patients to securely access their own medical records.

Features of the EHR?

There are numerous variations of basic and advanced EHR solutions available. The keys to find the one that will fit best with your practice are to:

  • Determine if you need/want to share records with external organizations
  • Determine if you need/want a solution that is designed for your practice or specialty (many specialty-specific solutions exist)

Once you’ve decided on the factors above, you’ll want to identify the features that are critical to your practice. Regardless of your specifics, be sure to evaluate solutions that are HIPPA compliant. Below are some of the basic and advanced features found in HealtheFirst:

Basic features

  • Alerts and reminders
  • Amend encounter
  • Appointment management
  • Billing and invoicing (or interfaces)
  • Chart management
  • Claims management
  • Drug allergy and drug-to-drug interaction
  • Recall tracking
  • Provider order entry

Advanced features

  • Anatomical designation
  • Investigation questionnaire
  • Medication tracking
  • Mobile and wireless access
  • Patient self-assessment
  • Practice patterns and standards
  • Scheduling interface
  • Tablet/Touch screen
  • Voice recognition and voice records

Other features included

  • Clinical care and decision support
  • Clinical flow sheets
  • Clinical pathways integration
  • Document scanning and management
  • Patient portal and education
  • Prescription drug database
  • Template management

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