Electronic Medical Record system or EMR system is an integrated system used today as a vital part of the modern healthcare management system. It helps track, deliver and share patient’s medical records, among health organizations. Health records of patients will be stored in this web-based system to facilitate easy access anywhere in the world. Therefore, patients can move to any place they want and get a new physician while their old records and new records will be consolidated.
Standard Regulations when choosing the right EMR system
The Department of Health and Human Services has created a division network that provide standard EMR system that medical record vendors must strictly follow to maintain consistency between health care organizations. These regulations must be strictly be followed by pharmacies, private physicians and other health care givers to maintain software that will help coordinate all records that are accessible to all.
What to look for in Electronic Medical Record Vendor?
First, AAFP or the American Academy of Family Physicians recommends that you choose a vendor that have more than experience in providing an integrated system for this purpose. With vast experience, these physicians would have just about enough to provide high quality service. It also recommended that you hire large firms to handle this for you if you are operating large practices. You need to rate their service according to policies, quality of service, functionality of their system, the feature inclusion, their recommendations and cost of their service.
Since, system downtime is never acceptable, especially for such important data. Loss of records due to system downtime must be avoided. Your EMR system must always have a backup system that will ensure that all records are kept safely. The patient’s security and record confidentiality must also be addressed adequately. Be sure to talk to at least three different EMR consultants before purchasing one.