Many cardiologists in the United States are yet to implement a cardiology specific EHR in their facility as they fear that the system may slow down in their busy practices. Nevertheless, there have been excellent developments in specialty EHR. Cardiologists now are able to raise the level of care they provide as the EHR is designed with the varying needs of the patients in mind.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of EHR in cardiology billing
Overall patient care is improved
By employing a cardiology specific EHR, the overall level of patient care in your practice is increased. The EHR will allow you to take advantage of features such as monitoring your patients’ cholesterol lipids and pacemaker functions. An added feature is the health maintenance reminders, particularly for cardiologists who see a large number of patients. Dedicated alerts can also make you aware of any impending problems. Another additional feature is the instant access to updated patient data materials, which provide accurate back-up directives and information to your patients.
Streamline the documentation
The most common complaints among healthcare professionals is the lack of consistent and legible patient records. When you implement the EHR in your practice, you eradicate this complaint completely. Along with this the system offers you the ability to create folders for patient reports and scans. The patient reports are easily accessible and can be used by your facility staff. Detailing in your patients’ charts during their appointments is also done quickly, so you can be rest assured that you have always recorded the accurate information.
Productive doctor-patient engagement
The cardiology patients you meet probably have conditions that are not always heart-related, but require medications and visits to other specialists. Having a HER system in place will help you have access to medical information, including prescription changes. Ordering new medicines, making appointments, and ordering tests yourself is much quicker, so each engagement with your patients is more effective and takes less time.
Implementing an EHR in your cardiology practice presents several financial benefits as well. You can observe that electronic billing to insurance companies and to patients is much faster. Payments posting is automatically received and can be managed much faster as well. This allows you and your practice to decrease the amount of paper used, and increases the level of staff productivity as well as the finances.
As a cardiologist, you are devoted to providing your patients with exceptional care. When you are on call and there is an emergency, it is crucial that you act fast and give precise instructions. However, without access to a patient’s chart, that is not possible. An EHR can accessed anywhere and anytime of the day or night. So, whenever an emergency occurs, you will be hands-on to find the correct patient data that you need.