"Leading Health IT information since 2005"
Search in HealthTechnologyReview.com
Neurology EMR Software
Neurologists depend greatly on electronic data from imaging tests such as MRIs, CAT scans and EEGs - and having prompt and reliable access to this data is necessary for physicians to make accurate diagnoses, map out treatment plans, and deliver quality patient care. With electronic medical record (EMR) software, neurologists finally have a software solution that is able to incorporate these different sets of data into one central health record, making it possible to provide the best care possible to an entire patient base.
Are you a neurologist looking for a quality EMR system designed specifically for your specialty? Take a look at Health Technology Review's EMR software reviews section to see a list of neurology EMR software vendors.
Neurology EMR Templates
As a neurologist dealing with complex procedures and billing codes, it is essential to have an EMR system designed specifically for your specialty. Because completing visit notes is one of the most crucial tasks in patient care – and one of the most time-consuming – you will want to choose an EMR with advanced templates created specifically for neurologists. This will allow you to document patient encounters quickly and efficiently without disrupting your interaction with the patient.
Some common neurology-specific EMR templates include:
- Bradykinetic Disorder
- Cervical Spine Disorders
- Cognitive Disorders
- Coordination Difficulties
- Cranial Nerve Disorders
- Facial Pain/Headache
- Lumbosacral Spine Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Patient Intake – Initial Visit
- Peripheral Nerve Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Speech Difficulty
- Stroke Rehabilitation
- TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Because neurologists receive large amounts of electronic imaging data, you will want an EMR system that is able to integrate and support a variety of images from different sources. Since you will be viewing high resolution photos and videos, you may want to go with an EMR product that meets DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) standards for viewing, storing, printing and transmitting information in medical imaging.
Built-in billing tools, such as E&M coding assistance, allow neurologists to bill more accurately and efficiently. Physicians using these tools receive maximum reimbursement for the services they provide, as the EMR software makes it more difficult for physicians to accidentally leave out important CPT and ICD codes.
Are you participating in the EHR Incentive Program? Make sure you purchase an EMR solution that is certified for meaningful use. Most software systems offer single-click dashboards where neurologists can access reports and view their progress in attesting to meaningful use. For more information on neurology-specific EMR software and meaningful use reporting, visit the websites for the American Academy of Neurology (www.aan.com) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (www.cms.gov).
Last updated: October 26, 2012
Neurology EMR Vendor Spotlight
PrognoCIS EMR was designed to meet the specific needs of the neurology specialty. This neurology EMR includes many custom features such as CT/MRI integration and digital imaging. It also offers many neurology-specific templates such as initial visit, headache, seizure, traumatic brain injury and more. More information.