This is the age of technology. Electronic devices make life easier for so many, especially in medical fields. This is a world where it is common for general practitioners to carry laptop computers and chiropractors to carry tablets or iPads, but when you use these devices in your practice, what software are you using? How do you know it is the right software for you, and is it capable of doing everything that you want it to do?
Here is a look at some of the features available in today's chiropractic electronic medical records (EMR) software:
While some EMR software requires that you go back and input data into a single computer, others allow for integration between a central computer and other portable devices such as iPads. Notes can be updated while you are with the client, and they go directly into the system.
This give you the ability go directly from patient to patient without leaving a trail of paper notes to be put into the system later. This can save you valuable time and allow you to see more patients in a day without having to hire an extra person just for data entry.
Some EMR software allows you to bill a patient or their insurance directly from the system. These programs are able to see what services are provided during a visit, and generate a bill for them. This is another important time-saving feature. Some may even offer electronic billing for clients who pay out-of-pocket.
EMR software that allows you to schedule appointments is a great feature to consider. Not only will this help you to keep your day on track, but if the scheduling feature includes an e-mail confirmation, it may also help your clients to stay on track as well. With this feature, you will not need to worry about double booking appointments, and because clients receive email reminders, they are less likely to forget appointments.
Because your goal is the overall health of your clients, some EMR software includes patient education information in order to support your diagnosis and treatment. Some offer information sheets about particular injuries and home treatment. Others even offer videos about procedures that may be performed.