Electronic Health Records (EHR) provide important medical information about an individual. Think of them as a collection in medical data and information regarding an individuals health and medical history. These records are only available to approved authorized users. Doctors, Clinics, Emergency Rooms and Hospitals would be some of the approved authorized users.
An individuals electronic health records should be updated every time they visit a medical or health provider. Personal life changes are also necessary information that needs recorded. Every time an individual experiences an address change, a change in the emergency contact person, or a change in the phone contact information, their electronic health records need to be updated.
Electronic Health Records Can Save Lives
Information like lab and test results will be noted within your EHR. Medical history and medications are also included within this data. Immunizations, allergies, and treatment plans will all be found in your electronic health records. This is not all of the information contained in your EHR. However, it does show the type and depth of information that the medical community needs access to. It can sometimes make the difference between life and death in an emergency situation.
EZ HealthCare understands the process, purpose, and importance of EHR. They have over 20 years of experience serving the healthcare practices industry. EZ HealthCare has designed physician office management computer software that deals directly with medical records for patients. This proprietary computer software has many capabilities. Organizing all of the patients medical records is only one of the many functions that EHR provides for healthcare practice personnel.
The primary advantage of electronic health records is that patients medical and contact information can be shared. They are shared with approved authorized users such as other health care organizations. Current computer configurations and the internet have made medical information sourcing and sharing easy. It is a vital part of the healthcare provider industry.
Some of the other advantages that EHR provides is the reduction of costs. It allows for less paper work. It offers protection against duplicate testing. These EHR’s help make the entire Health and Medical industry safer and more efficient. This efficiency saves money and could translate into shorter wait times when visiting a medical professional.
For more information on EHR for your practice, contact EZ Healthcare.