Patient Point-of-Care Clinical Charting Software
Reviews and Ratings
Easy to use point of care clinical charting software within your EMR /EHR will benefit the physician, the medical billing software specialist, and of course, the patient. Happy is the doctor who can take accurate notes with ease at the time he sees the patient, and not wait for his notes to be transcribed.
The trick is to find SOAP charting software that is flexible and simple to use. It needs to be easy to find and consolidate notes when the examining doctor himself goes back through a patient’s history, and easy to pass on to another doctor. Poor patient charting software makes the doctor concentrate on the notes more than the patient and his care.
Many doctors just beginning to use EMR for clinical notes find that they cannot handle their normal patient load because they are spending so much time learning the software. Obviously, there will be a learning curve, but in well designed EMR software, that learning curve should be short, and the path to using it well an intuitive one.
An EMR that makes it easy to write digital SOAP notes will also benefit the practice’s billing and medical practice management functions as well, and help ensure that CPT coding is done accurately, so that accurate diagnoses and billing information can be submitted to the correct insurance company.
Patient-centered documentation can improve the quality of patient care while reducing overhead and administration costs. Providing a more streamlined workflow can enhance productivity, ensure HIPAA compliance, and generally provide for better patient outcome. Capturing medical patient data at point-of-care eliminates duplication and ensures a more faithful medical record for the patient and the provider.
If you are moving toward an Electronic Health Record which integrates patient management with practice management data, you will want to see your entire practice working off the same integrated database. If you are looking for an EMR that will integrate with an already existing but separate Practice Management Product, you will want to make sure that the EMR you lease or buy interfaces easily with your current Practice Management product.
Examine your medical software options, and learn which EMR / HER software vendors work well with the workflow of your practice and with your current practice and software structure. For comparisons of different point of care clinical documentation and tracking software, download the free Medical Software Selection Kit.
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Sheldon Needle, CTS President has been publishing reviews of medical software since 1990.
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