Many specialty healthcare providers understand the value of technology that's geared toward their specific needs, such as electronic health record (EHR) and practice management software platforms. However, to harness the full potential of these tools, specialty practices must recognize the critical role that participating in thorough onboarding and user certification training programs plays in ensuring a successful transition.
In an era where wellness and self-care have become top-of-mind for health & beauty-conscious Americans, the wellness industry is booming and poised to achieve new levels of prominence.
What happens when DataDerm™ — dermatology’s largest clinical registry — recognizes a dermatology EHR at the Gold level?
When selecting an EHR, ophthalmology practices often hear stories about how the new system will save time and bring in patients. Yet, many practices have invested in the wrong system and never live out these success stories. In fact, one 2021 study found the wrong EHR slows down administrative work for ophthalmology practices more than not having a system at all.
Dermatology EHRs have helped practices care for patients for over three decades. Around the 25th anniversary of the invention of all EHR systems, researchers from Sweden and South Africa analyzed how the implementation of these systems was going worldwide. They found many practices didn’t experience increased efficiency from their EHR. Often, this was due to choosing the wrong one. By researching dermatology EHRs before selecting your next system, your practice can avoid this pitfall.
As a plastic surgeon, you’re aware of how the right tools can make or break a patient’s treatment. The tools that come to mind first are probably surgical instruments, but your administrative tools can impact patient care too. Because of this, many practices are switching to a new plastic surgery EHR.
Between 2015 and 2021, the dermatology industry experienced a period of consolidation. Thanks to rising overhead costs and an influx of private equity investments, the number of solo dermatology practices decreased while the number of larger practices increased. At the same time, demand for dermatological care grew. Now, practices must find new ways to keep up with the record demand and fast-growing teams, and the right EHR is one of those ways.
Plastic surgery is a rapidly growing field, with the demand for aesthetic injectables growing by 10%-15% year over year. There are many potential reasons, from improved techniques for nonsurgical treatments to a decreased stigma around injectables, but one thing is clear: elective plastic surgery treatments are in-demand. Thanks to this increased interest, practices are seeing more patients than ever before. To keep up, many practices are switching from a generic EHR to a plastic surgery EHR. A specialty-specific system allows practices to move faster while maintaining excellent patient care. Here’s how practices across the country use plastic surgery-specific EHRs to satisfy increased demand.