If you’re a family practitioner, then you know how important it is to stay current in your field and follow the latest medical developments. What might have been easier to ignore up until now at your family practice however are the radical changes being made to how medical appointment scheduling is being done. Online electronic health record or online EHR software is the cutting edge in medical software systems, and if you haven’t considered getting family practice EHR software for your office, you really should.
Before family practice EHR software, the average medical office just like yours was spending an average of 48 minutes per a day combing through EHRs by hand. Not only does this cut overall yearly efficiency by about 6%, it leaves your practice open to more human error hazards.
You might be thinking, “Why do I need family practice EHR software–I’ve had the same secretary for 30 years and she never makes a mistake!” While this might be true, “never” is a strong word, and pretty soon no matter how good your patient roladex is, it will be woefully obsolete in the context of other systems. Fully 50% of doctors who don’t have an EHR system right now plan on purchasing one before the year is up, and that number will only grow as the technology becomes more ubiquitous and well-known.
Maybe you have a reservation about the UX design of these products. We understand. Nobody likes to spend half their day clicking on things they don’t intuitively comprehend. But nowadays these programs have built-in training wizards, 24 hour hotlines, and then of course there’s Google, the knower of all things. A diligent application of your considerable brain power could see you and your staff experts by the end of an intentional week of playing around with the demos.
It’s time to get your practice up to speed. Look into EHR software today and save your secretary her carpal tunnel syndrome and new glasses prescription.