Electronic Health Records (EHRs) were originally designed to recreate paper medical charts. And, just like paper charts, early EHR software was only meant to capture basic medical information. But, just as our medical care has developed, so have our electronic health records. In addition to recording basic medical information and notes, electronic health records now offer a multitude of benefits to both healthcare professionals and their patients, helping to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare services.
What Electronic Health Records Offer
More than a just a digital version of the paper medical record, modern electronic health records now record all medical information from every encounter with a patient, ensuring that healthcare professionals have access to the most updated information before determining treatment options. In addition, many medical compare are actively working with hospitals, healthcare professionals and government agencies to ensure that EHRs are also capable of sharing this updated patient information securely. Not only does this allow for increased efficiencies in-office, it also allows for quicker communication between offices.
Modern EHRs can also provide patients access to their personal health record (PHR), allowing them unlimited access to their medical information. This is particularly important for patients with chronic diseases that require close monitoring and follow-up, but can also helpful for other patients as they visit their primary doctors, specialists, and other healthcare professionals.
In addition to the benefits listed above, electronic health records also offer the following:
- Quick access to patient records
- More reliable prescribing
- Legible, complete documentation
- Accurate, streamlined coding and billing
- Improved office productivity and efficiency
- Cost reduction
For those who are more interested in the software offerings of an EHR, modern electronic health record systems may also offer:
- Patient messaging
- Customizable dashboards
- Analytics tools
- Internal messaging
- Customizable templates based on practice type
- Voice and handwriting recognition
- Scheduling, Practice Management and Billing integrations
- ICD-10 coding suggestions
- Access to the National Drug Database
- eRX prescribing
Benchmark Clinical EHR
Choosing an Electronic Health Record solution doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Benchmark Clinical EHR Software delivers the advanced functionality and flexibility you need, coupled with superior support services to ensure your success.
As a fully-integrated EHR, Scheduling, Practice Management and Patient Portal solution, Benchmark Clinical gives medical practices all the tools they need to increase revenue while improving patient care and productivity. Need a customizable solution? Not a problem. With Benchmark Clinical EHR, your staff can modify and build templates “on the fly” or adjust styles to meet your individual needs and preferences. Need access to your information on the go? You can access your data anytime, anywhere, via the Web with our browser-based solution! Utilizing cloud based technology at your practice? Benchmark Clinical has an app for that.
In addition, Benchmark Systems’ EHR Software is ONC 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by ICSA Labs, an ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Learn more here.
Is your medical practice looking for a new EHR vendor? Benchmark Systems is the provider for you! Contact us today to learn how our company can assist your practice with switching over your EHR.