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Dermatologist EMR Software
Dermatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the skin, hair and nails. Seeing as there are also surgical and cosmetic aspects to the specialty, dermatologists require medical software that covers a wide range of medical processes and procedures and that allows access from different locations - from the exam room to the operating room.
Entering data into an EMR shouldn't be a burden. This is why it is important for dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons to use EMR software designed specifically for their specialties. With dermatology EMR software, specialists finally have access to dermatology-specific content in a system that easily adapts to each provider's workflows and method of practicing medicine.
Are you a dermatologist 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 dermatology EMR software vendors.
A dermatology EMR should be responsive to common dermatological treatments such as accutane, dermabrasion, acne surgery, laser hair removal, injections, and daily care of the face, feet, skin and scalp. A good EMR system for dermatologists should also include dermatology-specific templates, assessments and terminology, in order to make data entry easier and more efficient. Some common dermatology-specific EMR templates - all of which can be modified for increased customization - include:
- Actinic keratosis
- Atopic dermatitis
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Hair Loss
- Insect bites
- Mole changes
- Skin cancer screening
- Suture removal
- Varicose veins
Additional Dermatology EMR Features
These are mostly standard dermatology EMR features that will facilitate more efficient charting - meaning less time is spent completing unfinished chart notes long after patients are gone. Many of these features also contribute to dermatologists delivering more effective patient care, resulting in improved outcomes and patient satisfaction.
- Images of each area of the body (on which to draw lesions, rashes, etc.)
- Full color display for photo analysis
- Patient portal integration
- Ability to bill for multiple lesion treatments in one visit
- Interfaces medical devices, such as pathology and X-ray equipment
- Inventory management
- Dermatology drug database with interaction checking
- Health Maintenance reminders
- E&M coding assistance
What to Consider When Buying a Dermatology EMR
Features: Carefully consider the needs of your office, then ask yourself whether the EMR contains the features and capabilities to meet those needs. You don't want to purchase and implement a product only to find out later that it's missing an important feature - or that the EMR vendor charges extra to access its use.
Cost: Make a list of the pros and cons of using a client/server system versus a web-based, or SaaS model. Prices can vary greatly between the two and could affect whether or not you see a high return on your investment. Click here to learn more.
Last updated: October 26, 2012
Dermatology EMR Vendor Spotlight
PrognoCIS dermatology EMR was designed to meet the needs of the dermatologist. It includes custom templates for the dermatology specialty such as varicose veins, cold sores, skin cancer, psoriasis, acne and many more. More information.