How do Electronic Health Records Benefit Patients?
You are probably familiar with the many ways electronic health records can improve your practice. For example, this is a great way to save money and improve communication between staff.
Did you know that the use of electronic health records can also benefit your patients? There is nothing more important than this, so you should be excited about how the technology can change your approach to care.
Here are the primary benefits to patients:
- All information is available in one place. Forget about the days of losing track of important information. Providers can rely on this technology to access the right data, all in one place. This leads to better patient care and safety.
- Safer prescribing. When you write a prescription, it is imperative that it be 100 percent accurate. With EHR software, safer prescribing is exactly what you will get. This puts your mind at ease, while knowing that your patients are receiving the medication required to improve their health.
Note: this technology also provides the ability to electronically send prescriptions to the patient’s pharmacy.
- Less paperwork. Is there anything worse than showing up at the doctor, just to be asked to complete the same paperwork once again? EHR software reduces the need to fill out this paperwork at every visit, thus making for a more convenient and stress free patient experience.
The use of electronic health records is sure to improve your practice in a number of ways. However, you should also look at this from the other side. This software can have a positive impact on patients.