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Rheumatology EMR Software
Like all electronic medical record systems, rheumatology EMR software captures, stores, and processes vital patient information electronically within a healthcare network - and it also allows doctors to access all of their patients' health records from one central database. EMR systems can also help manage the administrative and financial functions of a medical practice, as well as enhance security, improve quality of care, and increase efficiency and productivity.
Are you a rheumatologist 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 rheumatology EMR software vendors.
Rheumatology EMR Features
Rheumatology EMR software offers specialty-specific forms and templates in order to save doctors time with progress notes, a history of present illness, and a review of systems. Meanwhile, template editors let doctors customize and add templates to suit their individual preferences. EMR software for rheumatologists also features coding assistance, scheduling and reminders, e-prescribing, automated lab results, and ICD/CPT codes specific to rheumatologists. These are some of the most common features physicians can expect to find in a rheumatology- EMR:
Specialty-specific Templates: Customizable templates allow healthcare providers to chart more quickly and accurately, thus improving patient care. Some common rheumatology templates include:
- Basal Joint Arthritis
- Fungal Arthritis
- Joint Hypermobility
- Joint Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Lumbar Epidural Injection
- Lyme Disease
- Monoarticular Arthritis
- Muscle Pain
- Neck Pain
- Osgood-Schlatter Disease
- Palindromic Rheumatism
- Raynauds Phenomenon
- Rheumatic Fever
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- Spirometry Reports
- Upper/Lower Back Pain
- Viral Arthritis
- Whiplash Injury
Auto Check-In: Patients can check in on their own at designated check-in stations, reducing staff workload.
Electronic Prescribing: Prescription modules work with the information in each patient's chart to track current medications and refill history. Contraindication and drug-allergy interaction checks, dose assistance, and drug education integration all help improve patient care.
Image Management: Organize scanned documents (paper records, insurance cards, etc.) into easy to find files.
Lab Interfaces: Send and receive diagnostic lab orders electronically through an HL7 interface.
Patient Portal: Online portals give patients access to their personal health record, allowing them to be more in touch with their health. Patients using a patient portal can typically view their health records, update demographic information, request prescription refills and appointments, and view information on how to manage specific health problems.
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 providers can access reports and view their progress in attesting to meaningful use. For EHR Incentive Program guidelines, visit the CMS website at www.cms.gov.
Last updated: November 1, 2012See Reviews for Rheumatology EMR & Practice Management Software