While the transition to electronic medical records software is inevitable, many doctors have found a number of complaints about switching from their tried-and-true pen-and-paper method. However, this transition could be simplified if the medical facilities choose to work with a company that can provide not only the software, but also EMR computer hardware and training.
Many doctors seem to be struggling with the interface, and report having troubles navigating specific paths to certain essential screens. Others have taken to the internet to voice their concerns about the difficulty they experience validating claims.
However, instead of losing valuable work time to this learning process, medical facilities could benefit greatly by having experienced professionals who can explain the software come to their place of work. By doing this, the chances that resources will be depleted and that administrative tasks take longer in the first few weeks could be reduced.
Another problem with EMR software that many experience is best summed up by Natalie Hodge, an M.D., the author of the blog Healthergy.net and the co-founder and CHO of Personal Medicine.
"They have multiple pervasive hardware issues that are problematic," Hodge told medical industry news source HealthcareIT News.
However, by purchasing new computers that are meant to work in concert with the software, small medical facilities may see these difficulties fall by the wayside. For example, while Mac computers are expensive and often cumbersome for long-term Windows users, purchasing HP EMR servers can make certain functions go more quickly.
Since servers are available in a number of different prices and sizes, doctors looking for a solution to their current EMR software issues and those who are looking to take a proactive action for the future can benefit by consulting with an expert who can recommend the best server for their needs.