What is an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
It’s true. Not all doctors enjoy filling out an electronic medical record (EMR) for each of their patients. An Electronic Medical Record is a digital version of a patient’s chart and it contains medical information and treatment history for your specific healthcare practice.
It’s highly doubtful that physicians and providers choose to work in the medical field so they can fill out endless amounts of paperwork, or stare into the glare of a computer screen all day and enter patient information. Even though the patient paperwork and records are electronic, it is still a time-consuming task best done by someone who is detail oriented and can focus solely on this one part of patient care. The time that it takes to document patient info into the EMR is valuable time that doctors and healthcare providers could spend working with patients.
The Benefits of Electronic Medical Records
An EMR system is better than paper records because it:
- Keeps accurate track of patient data over time
- Doesn’t require excellent penmanship
- Sends your practice alerts for patients who need preventive visits and screenings
- Monitors patients’ vaccinations, blood pressure, temperature, and more healthcare data
- Improves the overall quality of care
After the initial input, an electronic medical record system makes patient record-keeping easier, more accurate, more comprehensive, and efficient. EMR’s also do not take up the physical space that paper files do. At Skywriter MD, medical transcription, electronic medical records, pre-visit planning and medical scribe services are what we do.
We have a team of Skywriters that are ready to assist your healthcare practice so there is always someone there when needed. Utilizing virtual medical scribes to input information into the EMR will allow you to truly practice medicine and be more productive by using technology. Each team of scribes delivers real time navigation of the electronic medical record, entering discrete information, finding information for review, researching data, and responding to messages.
Our software is convenient and easy to use. The digital recording captures details in case there is ever a question or if the healthcare provider moves at a fast pace. The real-time connectivity is secure and HIPAA compliant.
Get in touch with Skywriter MD today and see how our medical transcription service can help you improve productivity and lower the cost of service for your hospital or practice.