In a perfect world, all physician care would reflect the drive, brilliance, and flawless instincts of Dr. Gregory House. In reality, physicians are challenged not only to conquer sickness and disease, but also to maintain and track medical records and documentation which we don’t often see House doing.
Administrative tasks play a crucial role in providing physicians with the necessary information to make informed decisions. When this information is compromised, not only can it negatively influence patient care, but hospital revenue suffers as well. By improving operational efficiencies and giving doctors more time with patients, the magical wisdom inherent in Dr. House could become the norm within physician care.
Seemingly overlooked by many health care organizations, electronic health record systems are a simple approach to improving patient outcomes and optimizing revenue. Many medical practices have implemented an electronic health record system as a solution to improve clinical efficiency and quality of care. By managing key patient documentation and medical records, physicians can spend more time with patients and have instant access to patient information. Recently, Advanzed Health Care reassessed its method of maintaining critical health records, and recognized it was time for an upgrade.
“We have been able to see more patients and increase annual revenue by an estimated $40,000 per physician without the need for additional office staff,” said Dr. Michael Amedeo of Advanzed Health Care.
With the help of an integrated electronic health record medical billing, and appointment scheduling software from McKesson, Advanzed Health Care was able to quickly and efficiently retrieve critical patient information, allowing physicians to dramatically improve patient outcomes. The implementation of this software helped Advanzed Health Care increase average daily visits by 10% and achieve measurable improvements in patient care without requiring additional staff.
Advanzed Health Care was aware that a large percentage of its patients were not receiving the care necessary to manage chronic conditions. The electronic health record solution not only reduced administrative time through improved document management and more effective scheduling and billing, but also impacted 선릉오피 patient outcomes with customizable health maintenance templates and progress note templates that alert doctors of overdue lab tests, medications, and health maintenance items. For example, the percentage of hypertensive patients with a well-controlled blood pressure increased from 45% to 84% upon the acquisition of McKesson’s electronic health record interface.