Top 10 EMR/EHR Solution Providers – 2019 Today’s providers are increasing their efforts to provide an excellent patient experience that goes above and beyond excellent clinical care. The right technology can support providers in meeting the new demands, and EMRs and EHRs are particularly well-positioned to help providers deliver the best possible experience to their patients. Compared to paper records, a digital patient-record system can add information management tools to help providers provide better care by more efficiently organizing, interpreting, and reacting to data. EHRs/EMRs are the future of healthcare because they provide critical data that informs clinical decisions, and they help coordinate care between all providers in the healthcare ecosystem. EHRs/EMRs include past medical history, vital signs, progress notes, diagnoses, medications, immunization dates, allergies, lab data, and imaging reports. They can also contain other relevant information, such as insurance information, demographic data, and even data imported from personal wellness devices.
Many of the solutions available already provide built-in scheduling and appointment reminders in addition to maintaining a robust database of patient information, including demographic information, visit frequency, and session details. Medical professionals can access entire patient history, no matter where care has been provided, including tests, medications, X-rays, CT scans, previous surgeries, allergies, etc. This will aid in improved diagnoses, the elimination of unnecessary tests and procedures, and overall improved patient care. Now, some systems are even beginning to offer innovative features like automated and personalized communication outreach and Net Promoter Score (NPS) tracking, both of which help providers deepen engagement, keep patients committed to their treatment plans, and collect actionable feedback on patient loyalty—all of which serves to improve patient outcomes and provider reputations. Cloud computing and powerful mobile devices have given users of modern EHR/EMR systems unprecedented freedom of mobile access to EHR/EMR data. It is paramount that software vendors must adhere to privacy, safety, and cybersecurity standards to prevent hacker or ransomware attacks. As more practices realize that improved consumer experience can enhance care delivery, they’re looking for ways to streamline patient-doctor communications. If an EMR/EHR platform has a centralized messaging system, one can quickly and efficiently manage patient-related communication all in one place. When it comes to must-have EMR/EHR features, two-way communication with labs, seamless access to explanatory information, and proper integration of lab information and charts will be critical. Eventually, new technologies like supervised and unsupervised machine learning and AI will revolutionize how medicine is practiced. For now, the best EHR/EMR systems find the right balance between information need and delivery to ensure patient safety, value-based healthcare, and high efficiency and efficacy.
Since shortlisting and implementing the 'right' EHR/EMR software has become a daunting process, this edition of Healthcare Tech Outlook features companies that are at the forefront of offering the best-of-breed EMR/EHR solutions. To assist CIOs in identifying the most reliable companies to partner with, a distinguished panel consisting of CEOs, CIOs, analysts, and Healthcare Tech Outlook’s editorial board has assessed and shortlisted some of the most prominent organizations in the industry. We present to you – “Top 10 EMR/EHR Solution Providers – 2019”.
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