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Future Trends in EMR Solutions: What to Expect for Medical Practices

June 13th, 2023
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Introduction

EMR (electronic medical records) software has been around for quite some time now. However, they are much different from what they used to be. The technology behind them has improved drastically, and so has their efficiency. In this article, we will explore the future trends in EMR solutions that you can expect in 2023 and beyond. It also explains the benefits of hiring a professional software development company. 

Benefits of Investing in an EMR

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are a crucial part of the healthcare industry. They’re used to manage patient data, track prescriptions, monitor insurance and more. Investing in an EMR can benefit your business in many ways:

Benefits of Investing in an EMR.

Improve data collection and access:

Data is the foundation of medical care. A comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) can help you collect, access and share data with your healthcare team to improve patient outcomes.

Collecting data

EMRs can facilitate patient registration by capturing patient demographics, insurance information and medical history during a single visit. This allows for more efficient use of time so that patients spend less time filling out paperwork at each appointment and more time interacting with their physicians.

Accessing data

An EMR allows providers easy access to all of your health information from anywhere at any time including past hospital visits, lab results and medication lists allowing them to better serve you as an individual patient rather than just another person in line at the pharmacy counter or waiting room chair next door (or across town).

Create a seamless patient experience

A well-designed EMR can help you create a seamless patient experience. It's easy to access and use, so patients will be able to easily find what they need without needing to ask for assistance. The system should also be patient-friendly by providing them with ways of communicating directly with their physician or care team through secure messaging, video visits and email. In addition, the system should be able to integrate with other systems that are used in your practice, such as scheduling software or lab testing equipment.

Reduce costs

One of the biggest benefits of investing in an EMR is that it can reduce your costs. By reducing paper, you'll be able to save on printing, postage and other expenses associated with physical filing cabinets. You may also be able to cut down on staff hours spent on administrative tasks like filing or organizing files by using electronic signatures instead of printed ones.

Increase quality of care

EMRs can help you improve the quality of care. Providing better patient care is a top priority for hospitals and medical practices. EMRs can help with this by providing a better understanding of your patient’s needs, allowing you to provide more personalized care that addresses their individual concerns and preferences. In addition, using an EMR system will allow you to collect data on how well your staff members are performing their jobs, which will enable them to identify any problems that may be occurring in their workflows so they can be fixed before they become major issues affecting patient safety or satisfaction with services provided by the organization as whole.

Increase revenues and reduce risk:

Reduce the risk of malpractice

One of the most significant benefits of an EMR is that it can help reduce the risk of malpractice. It's not just about avoiding lawsuits; it's also a matter of preserving your reputation and trustworthiness. With an EMR in place, you'll have access to more accurate data on patient care which can be used as evidence in court if necessary.

Reduce the risk of misdiagnosis

By using an EMR, you're able to store all relevant details about each patient so they can easily be accessed by multiple practitioners at once, meaning that when mistakes happen (and they do), there are fewer chances for them to go unnoticed or uncorrected in real-time.

Increase revenues by improving the patient experience

When patients know their medical history is being tracked accurately and securely and that any other doctors treating them will have access, they tend to feel more confident about their treatment plan overall; this leads directly to increased loyalty from the people who matter most: your patients!

EMRs can help improve your practice in many ways

EMRs can reduce the need for paper records, which saves time, money and space. Increase the quality of care. EMRs allow doctors to access patient information more easily and make it easier for them to communicate with other healthcare professionals about a patient's condition or treatment plan. This helps ensure that all members of your team are working together efficiently so they can provide better care for your patients on an ongoing basis as well as when they come into the office for appointments or emergencies.

Increase revenues and reduce risk

A study conducted by the RAND Corporation found that practices using electronic health records saw an increase in revenue from $10 million to $20 million over five years, more than three times what non-EMR users made during those years. In addition, another study shows that hospitals using electronic health records had fewer deaths related specifically to hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), which means less risk exposure overall.

It's clear that EMRs can improve your practice in many ways. They can help you collect and access data more easily, create a seamless patient experience and reduce costs. They also increase the quality of care by making sure that each person gets the right treatment at the right time without missing any steps along the way. And finally, they increase revenues and reduce risk by allowing us to better manage our resources (including staff time!) more efficiently than ever before possible. Hiring a website and mobile app development company like Acquaint Softtech is the ideal way to implement the new technologies for a cutting-edge solution.

Common Features of EMR

Common Features of EMR.

Electronic health records (EHR) is a digital system that allows healthcare providers to collect, store, access and exchange medical data. EHR helps patients and practitioners by making it easier to find information and deliver faster, more cost-effective care. A common feature of EMR solutions is interoperability with other healthcare professionals, vendors, hospitals and other agencies. Common features of EMR solutions include electronic prescribing, electronic lab orders and alerts. 

Other features include the ability to create and manage patient information, document imaging capabilities, and integration with third-party software solutions such as billing systems and patient portals. An EMR solution should provide the following common features:

  • Collect, store, access and exchange medical data. This includes patient history and details of their care.

  • A comprehensive EHR system contains all of your medical information in one place so it can be accessed by other doctors or hospitals if needed. 

  • Patient information like allergies and family history with tools for managing prescriptions and other treatments necessary for physical therapy appointments or blood tests at the lab.

  • Interoperability with other healthcare professionals, vendors, hospitals and other agencies. Interoperability is the ability of different systems to exchange data and information. 

  • Electronic prescribing is the act of creating, sending and receiving prescriptions electronically. This is a common feature in EMR solutions because it helps to reduce errors in the prescribing process and can also improve patient safety.

  • Electronic lab orders and alerts are used by healthcare providers to ensure that all necessary tests are ordered for their patients at the right time. This helps them to avoid missing any important information about their patient’s health status or condition, which may lead to serious health problems later on if left untreated.

  • Other features include the ability to create and manage patient information, document imaging capabilities, and integration with third-party software solutions such as billing systems and patient portals.

  • Allow you to enter data about new patients as they come into your practice or hospital and keep track of their visits over time.

  • Storing medical records and reports generated by doctors during treatment sessions with their patients or during surgeries such as chemotherapy sessions where tests were conducted on them respectively under different circumstances (such as when operating room conditions are not ideal). This includes lab results from blood tests performed at different points in time throughout treatment cycles, medication records related specifically towards chemotherapy treatments administered through intravenous infusion methods etc.

  • Accessible on PCs and Mobile Devices. This is a feature that many EMR solutions have. It allows users to access the software on their computers and mobile devices, such as tablets or smartwatches. This means that they can work from home or while travelling without having to carry around heavy laptops or desktop computers.

  • Patient-Friendly layout and user interface.

  • Notes and documentation sharing with clients and staff.

  • Hierarchical organization of patient records. Allow users to create and maintain patient records in a logical manner, which can be easily accessed by authorized users. It also allows them to share information with other departments within the hospital or clinic, such as billing and finance departments, which may require access to specific patient information (such as insurance details).

  • Telemedicine is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to provide clinical health care, education and research at a distance. Telemedicine can be used for diagnosis, treatment, education and research. It can also improve access to health care by making it more convenient for people who live in rural areas or other areas with limited access to medical services (such as prisons) by allowing them access through telecommunication devices such as computers or cell phones rather than having someone visit their home in person for an appointment.

  • Access to specialists and medical records. Access to medical history, including family history of illness and genetic conditions. Access to images such as X-rays or CT scans.

  • Book a Doctors Appointment.

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Future Trends of EMR.

Artificial Intelligence

  • AI is being used to automate processes in EMRs. 

  • Process patient information, such as lab results and medications.

  • Diagnose patients. For example, if you have diabetes, the EMR could use AI to determine when your glucose levels are too high or low and alert you accordingly.

  • Make recommendations based on your diagnosis and other factors such as age and family history (e.g., recommending a statin drug if you have high cholesterol).

  • Recommend treatments based on these same factors (e.g., recommending surgery if there is an abnormal mass). The goal here is that the doctor will have access to all relevant information about each patient so he/she can make informed decisions about treatment plans without having multiple conversations with specialists about each individual case; instead of having one conversation per visit or phone call with each specialist involved in treating Mr./Ms./Mrs., a patient would only need one conversation with one person who knows everything about him/her--and this person would be able to share all necessary information with everyone else involved in care!

Mobile Health Record Systems

Mobile health record systems are a new way of managing patient records. They are convenient, as they can be accessed from any device, anywhere and at any time. They can also help to share patient information with other healthcare providers. Mobile health record systems contain all of the basic elements of an EMR system, but they are designed in such a way that they are easy to use on mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones.

Cloud Storage of Patient Records

  • Reduced costs, risks and security risks associated with storing data in the cloud.

  • Improved accessibility to your data from any location or device with an internet connection

Integration with other systems

One of the most important trends in EMR solutions is integration. Integration refers to the ability of an EMR system to communicate with other software programs and devices, such as scheduling systems, billing software, charting tools and more. This allows for better coordination between departments within a hospital or clinic as well as between different healthcare providers (such as physicians) who may be working together on a patient's care plan.

EMR solutions are evolving. There is a need for more cloud-based EMR systems which can be accessed from anywhere and on any device. The future of EMR solutions will be about integrating data with other systems, such as patient portals and electronic health records (EHR), to help providers make better decisions about patient care. Most of the time, we focus on the future, and it's important to remember that technology is always evolving. As new innovations come out every year, we have to keep up with them so that our patients can get the best care possible.

Reasons to Hire a Professional Software Development Company

A healthcare facility needs to have a reliable and efficient software system to manage patient data. An EMR (electronic medical record) is an integral part of any hospital or clinic, so it is important that the software used for storing patient information is simple and easy to use without compromising on quality. However, developing an EHR program requires extensive research as well as considerable financial investment. For this reason, many hospitals and clinics prefer hire remote developers from a professional software development company instead of taking the risk themselves by trying their hand at developing an EMR program internally.

  • Healthcare software development is a complex process that requires the right tools and experts. A healthcare software developer should have extensive knowledge of medical terminologies, database design and implementation, efficient coding practices, etc. They also need to be able to adapt their solutions to per changing requirements of the client or end users.

  • Complexity in creating an EMR system due to various types of medical information involved (e.g., patient records).

  • Ensuring security measures are taken into account during development so sensitive data remains protected from unauthorized access.

  • The EHR software development team should be able to create a user-friendly interface so that users can easily navigate through it. They should also make sure that it has all the features required for the effective functioning of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.

At Acquaint Softtech, we meet all the requirements to develop a state-of-the-art solution for your business. We have the necessary resources and a full-fledged team of developers to assist you with your unique requirements

Case Study – HospitalNotes

HospitalNotes - EMR Solutions.

We put our creativity & knowledge to good use and developed a cutting-edge cloud-based EMR for HospitalNotes to help clinicians manage their daily routines better. It was specially designed to help automate real-world tasks, manage patient records more efficiently and reduce human errors. We went out of our way to ensure it is easy to set up and personalize for your medical practice. 

We specialize in providing expert solutions for the healthcare industry. Our dedicated team of Laravel developers performed extensive research before the start of this project to consider every aspect. Our highly experienced Laravel developers leveraged the full potential of AWS to develop a cloud computing platform that allows clinicians to manage their medical practice more efficiently. This was built taking into consideration the business objectives and the ease of patients accessing medical help. 

We developed a feature-rich portal for medical practitioners to manage their patient records and more. This includes several other features as well that implement cloud computing technologies. It includes several other features like a patient's online appointment booking, consultation & prescription, scheduling, and online payment. The patient's records and documents are secure and easily accessible by implementing a cloud solution. 

The client was happy with the way the project turned out and thanked us for it. We were able to launch the website with the complete set of requirements without any deviation from the pre-defined milestones. The client was pleased with the timely delivery & successful launch. They have received good responses from several clinics that were thrilled with the transition to a paperless clinic.

How Acquaint Softtech Can Help

At Acquaint Softtech, we have a team of remote developers, designers and testers to assist with the development process and attend to your custom requirements. Our knowledge of the medical field, combined with our extensive experience, makes us the ideal firm to hire for developing an EMR solution. We also have a dedicated QA team to ensure the website or mobile app we deliver is free from any bugs or errors. 

The added benefit of hiring from Acquaint is that we are an official Laravel Partner with high-level expertise in the Laravel framework. Get in touch with us to develop a next-generation solution for your business.

Conclusion

The future of EMR solutions holds great promise for medical practices. With advancements in AI, interoperability, mobile accessibility, patient engagement, predictive analytics, blockchain, voice recognition, NLP, and telemedicine integration, healthcare providers can expect improved efficiency, better patient care, and enhanced outcomes. Staying informed about these trends will enable medical practices to make informed decisions when selecting and implementing EMR solutions. Hiring a professional software development company can work wonders for your medical firm. 

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Mukesh Ram

Founder and CEO, Acquaint Softtech

I love to make a difference. Thus, I started Acquaint Softtech with the vision of making developers easily accessible and affordable to all. Me and my beloved team have been fulfilling this vision for over 15 years now and will continue to get even bigger and better.

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