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Immunology EMR Software
The workflows of immunologists (also referred to as allergists) are different from those of other healthcare providers. Therefore, it is important for immunologists to have an EMR designed specifically for their specialty. Physicians in this field will want to look for a software solution that allows them to quickly document allergy histories and skin test results, create custom treatment plans, administer and record immunotherapy shots, and track patients who are late for shots.
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Allergy & Immunology EMR Templates
Immunology EMR software is designed specifically for immunologists and includes a variety of medical content for the immunology specialty. This includes templates, forms and assessments, which automatically generate content that physicians in this specialty rely on most. Some common immunology templates include:
- Allergic Conjunctivitis
- Allergic Dermatitis
- Allergy Shot Module
- Blood Testing
- Chest Pain
- Drug Allergy
- Ear discharge/popping
- Elimination/Challenge Testing
- Hay Fever
- Immune Deficiency
- Insect Sting Allergy
- Intradermal Testing
- Itchy, Watery, Red Eyes
- Latex Allergy
- Patch Testing
- Pollen Allergy
- Post Nasal Drip
- Scratch Testing
- Sinus Pressure
- Skin Testing
- Swollen Lymph Glands
Patient Tracking & Timers
Most doctors do not give injections and then require their patients to wait twenty to thirty minutes in the waiting area - but immunologists do. For this reason, it is important for an immunologist's EMR system to include timers that help keep track of when injections were administered to different patients. Immunologists must also be able to keep track of where patients are as they move through the office. From triage to the exam room to the injection area and back to the waiting room, a good immunology-specific EMR program will feature a dashboard for staff to be able to view where patients are from any computer.
Allergy Shot Modules
These modules are designed to help physicians manage patient injections more effectively. They work with bar-coded vials to verify that patients are given the correct shots and create automated shot schedules to ensure that patients are receiving doses at the right times. The modules also provide physicians with useful reminders for future tasks.
The best immunology-specific EMR systems should also be capable of billing multiple shots and treatments automatically, generating superbills at the point of care.
Additional Allergy & Immunology-specific EMR Features
Here are some other software features that immunologists might choose to look for in an EMR:
- Decision support (treatment plans, ADE, coding)
- Assessments of vaccination coverage
- Lifetime vaccination histories
- Organ-specific inflammatory disease tracking
- Pre- and post-injection questionnaires
- Tracking of immunodeficiency & immunomodulation
- Treatment protocols for defense mechanisms and inflammation
- Tracking for allergens
By selecting an EMR designed specifically for immunology specialists, physicians can enhance workflows, improve patient care, and increase productivity in their practice.
Last updated: October 26, 2012
Immunology & Allergy EMR Vendor Spotlight
PrognoCIS' allergy EMR was designed to meet the unique needs of allergists. The EMR includes custom templates for the allergy and immunology specialties, including skin testing, scratch testing, blood testing, challenge testing, and more. More information.