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Ophthalmology EMR Software
An EMR designed specifically for ophthalmologists will include a variety of ophthalmology-specific content and will be adapted to your method of practicing medicine. If you find a vendor you are comfortable with but whose software package does not include everything you need, they may be able to provide what you need from a third-party source. Most EMR systems have flexible interface capabilities, allowing doctors to maximize the use of their EMR.
Are you an ophthalmologist 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 ophthalmology EMR software vendors.
Ophthalmology specialists require forms and other documents that are unique to their field of medicine. For this reason, ophthalmology EMR systems come with standard forms that physicians in this specialty use most. This includes forms for: Patient Intake, Eye Assessment/Plan, Physical Exam, Review of Systems, ROI Form, Work Status Report, Eye Checkup, Eye Pain, Eye Visit, and Red Eye Visit. Physicians also have the option to create their own custom forms.
Custom Ophthalmology Templates
Ophthalmology EMR systems also include templates that cover common ophthalmology procedures, assessments and diagnoses. These are just a few of the templates that are typically found in EMR software designed specifically for ophthalmologists:
- Angioid Streaks
- Choroidal Detachment
- Contact Lens Evaluation
- Corneal Abrasion
- Corneal Edema
- Corneal Erosion
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Eyelid Conditions
- Floppy Lid
- Gravesí Disease
- Optic Atrophy
- Orbit/Globe, Fracture and Lesion
- Retinal/Vitreous Problems
- Sjorgen Syndrome
- YAG Laser Procedures
These are some of the other features that ophthalmologists tend to look for in an EMR:
- ICD/CPT codes specific to ophthalmology
- Ability to track contact lens orders
- Graphic database for documenting findings
- Integration with medical equipment and third-party software, such as lensometers, keratometers, autorefractors & visual field machines
- Compatibility with digital pen technology
As developers create better software to meet the requirements proposed by ophthalmologists, new features and templates are continuously being added to existing systems. If you find that your current vendor is not up to date with the changes in your specialty, you may want to keep an eye out for health information technology expositions and conferences, such as those organized by HIMSS, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. You can also check with the American Academy of Ophthalmology or with your local ophthalmological association about attending one of their events. By talking with other doctors in your specialty you are likely to get good recommendations as well as warnings about some of the lesser products.
Last updated: October 26, 2012
Ophthalmology EMR Vendor Spotlight
PrognoCIS ophthalmology EMR was designed to meet the needs of the ophthalmologist. It is an integrated electronic medical record software, practice management and revenue cycle management solution. More information.