Submitting a billing claim, getting a list of vaccinations for a client, faxing orders to a physician and emailing a client about their next visit; what do all of these have in common?
Well, you likely wouldn’t be able to do any of them without the power of the internet.
With recent technological advances you’re likely finding that more and more of your work requires a connection to the internet.
Today we are going to talk about the efficiencies and money savings gained when moving to a hosted EHR solution.
The first thing you’re likely to notice when moving to a hosted EHR solution is that there is no need to install any software.
This means huge time and cost savings for your information technology department.
In fact, you might not even need an IT department.
The second thing you’re going to benefit from is that you are no longer tethered to your office workstation. You can get your work done from anywhere that you have an internet connection.
This means you can leave work on time even if you haven’t finished your charting for the day.
You can make time for dinner with your family and then later that evening you can sign in to the EHR application from home to finish your work.
Think of the possibilities of being able to get your work done from anywhere…anytime!
Finally, there are numerous efficiencies gained by software vendors who offer hosted solutions.
These are often passed down to users in the form of:
- Lower costs
- More frequent releases and bug fixes with no end-user intervention required
- Better stability and reliability of the application
As you can see there are many benefits to moving to a hosted EHR solution. One thing you’ll want to keep in mind is that with any hosted solution the data is not stored in your office.
You’ll want to verify that the software vendor gives you full ownership rights over your data and the ability to retrieve a complete backup of your data.
The internet is already playing a major role when it comes to EHR and that role will only be expanded upon in the future.
Having a hosted EHR solution will put you in a position to take advantage of the latest technology and integrations available to provide the best care possible to your clients.