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Cardiology EMR Software
Cardiologists rely on data from a variety of sources, such as EKG equipment and pacemakers, and they need to be able to integrate that data into one comprehensive system. With cardiology EMR software, this is finally possible. Not only are cardiologists better able to manage patient data when stored in an electronic health record system, but they can also customize their EMR software to work better with their workflows - thus, increasing productivity and practice profitability.
Are you a cardiologist looking for a quality electronic medical record (EMR) product designed specifically for your specialty? Take a look at Health Technology Review's EMR software reviews section to see a list of cardiology EMR software vendors.
Cardiology EMR Templates
Cardiology EMR systems feature cardiology-specific templates that make it easier for heart specialists to document patient data more accurately and efficiently. In addition, because not all cardiologists practice medicine in the same way, cardiology EMR templates can also be customized to suit each physician's unique preferences. Some common cardiology-specific EMR templates include:
- Echocardiogram report
- Stress test
- Holter monitor report
- Aortic valve disease
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Inhaler instruct
- Tilt table test
- Exercise myocardial perfusion scan
- Cartoid ultrasound
- Cardiac cath
- Aortic regurgitation
- Chest discomfort
- Diabetes mellitus
- Parathyroid disorder
- Dual isotope stress test
Cardiology is an advanced medical specialty that requires specialized equipment. Because test results can be critical when it comes to making a diagnosis, it is imperative that cardiologists can receive and view patients' test results within their EMR. For this reason, most cardiology-specific EMR systems are able to interface with cardiac equipment, allowing physicians to view pacemaker data, EKG results and stress test findings all from the same place.
Heart-related health issues can pose a threat to patients' lives if not treated in a timely fashion. To ensure that patients are receiving the most effective, comprehensive care, cardiology EMR systems allow physicians to schedule alerts to remind them when a patient is due for a follow-up exam or routine test. Cardiology EMR software can also send physicians alerts whenever a patient's data indicates that the patient's health might be compromised.
Patient Education Resources
Cardiology-specific tools allow physicians to make more accurate diagnoses and select the most appropriate treatment plan for each patient. Many EMR systems also provide integrated knowledge bases containing educational materials about cardiology-related diseases that doctors can hand out to patients. This often includes information about the disease and common treatment protocols, as well as instructions for how the patient can manage the disease at home.
Some of the other features available to cardiology EMR users include:
- Standardized cardiology procedure notes
- Referral letter generation, including "Thank you" referral letters
- Vitals monitoring
- Information used during cardiac procedures
- Patient portal integration
- PQRI reporting for Meaningful Use
Last updated: October 26, 2012
Cardiology EMR Vendor Spotlight
PrognoCIS EMR was designed to meet the specific needs of the cardiology specialty. Their cardiology EMR includes many features such as a vitals monitoring interface or EKG integration, as well as many custom templates. More information.
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