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Technology can provide a significant advantage to physicians and group providers, including:
Finding the solution that meets the requirements of your practice can be challenging, because your needs vary according to your specialty, the size of your practice, and your practice pattern. But the right electronic medical records (EMR) solution can provide you with tools you can use to help you improve both patient outcomes and your ability to deliver efficient, quality care.
As you make decisions about purchasing an EMR solution, consider the stimulus incentives provided through the ARRA. The ARRA includes approximately $19 billion for Medicare and Medicaid incentives to assist providers in adopting healthcare technology. The Medicare/Medicaid incentive within the law provides $44,000 or more per medical professional. Beginning in 2011, this incentive money will flow directly to eligible professionals who demonstrate meaningful use* of certified* electronic medical records technology.
*The Office of the National Coordinator will determine the definitions of meaningful use and certified by December 31, 2009
Technology requirements checklist
So what should you look for in a technology solution? Here are some common requirements to consider:
Single-click access to all patient information, with quick search and navigation.
Automatic alerts and reminders (for example, drug interaction and test scheduling).
Improved process and workflow to optimize practice operations.
Clinical dashboards that consolidate information for the provider, including messages, test results, and patient records.
Template editor tools to help you create custom progress notes templates.
Familiar interfaces to minimize the staff learning curve.
Clinical decision-making tools and patient outcomes reporting to enhance quality of care and results.
Ease of extending the solution to include addition services, such as electronic prescriptions, online schedule, and online patient interactions.
Mobile and wireless technologies that support a variety of data input scenarios, including personal digital assistants (PDAs) and phones.
Support for open standards, such as Extensible Markup Language (XML), to support interoperability.
Electronic prescription support.