Nextech's Chief Medical Officer recently sat down with Ophthalmology Management to discuss how IntelleChartPRO, Nextech's Ophthalmology-specific EHR solution, is driving practice profitability and paving the way for new industry standards.
"The prospect of onboarding a new electronic medical record (EMR) can spark concern in even the most tech-savvy healthcare practices due to the size and scope of these projects. However, there is a way to take some of the worry out of an EMR initiative. Whether an ophthalmology practice is adopting the technology for the first time or upgrading to a new system, having a defined implementation strategy is key to success. Without one, a practice can see a drop in productivity, increased staff and physician frustration and patchy adoption—factors that can prevent an organization from reaping the full benefits of the system."
A recent study revealed how much time ophthalmologists at a single center spend using their EHR. In this month's issue of Ophthalmology Business, Nextech's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dan Montzka discussed why it is important to have a system that has been responsive to user input over time and is workflow friendly.
Some early adopters of electronic health records (EHRs)—specialty practices in particular—are experiencing buyer’s remorse to the point that they are considering changing vendors. Think about the movements of a patient during an appointment in a retina practice. He or she may be tested or screened in one or more areas of the facility, transitioned to another area to consult with the retina specialist, and then moved to the payment counter. Most all-purpose EHRs cannot accommodate such complicated workflows.
In a recent article from Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today, Timothy J. Archer of the London Vision Clinic details his clinic's transition to Nextech from paper medical records. Not only did the practice experience a smooth implementation proccess, but Archer explains how your practice can have the same success as the London Vision Clinic through some helpful tips and strategies.