Benefits of Electronic Health Records

oral surgeon using EHR tablet

In recent years, the advances and implementation of software technology in health care has become a norm. One of the most common solutions utilized by health professionals is Electronic Health Records (EHR) software. There are a number of advantages and benefits to using an EHR software.

The purpose of an EHR software is to help automate a variety of day-to-day tasks and improve the quality of healthcare. Many EHR solutions, such as MaxilloSoft, can be customized to your oral surgery practice needs, adapting and scaling as your practice grows.

Better Quality Care

While there are a number of benefits associated with using an EHR software, perhaps none of more important than providing a higher quality of care. EHR software help organizations improve patient safety and treatment effectiveness while also increasing the practice’s overall efficiency.

MaxilloSoft in particular, provides a best-in-class EHR experience. It provides analytics to help recognize patterns, predict diagnosis, and recommend treatment plans. This ultimately leads to a more successful patient experience…and can help prevent malpractice lawsuits.

Patients, oral surgeons, and office staff are able to easily access medical history, lab/imaging results, diagnosis, and treatment plans. Furthermore, EHR software shares in real-time updates and notes to a patient’s records.

Accurate Patient Information

Originally the purpose of EHR software implementation was used to eliminate the ‘paperwork wall’. Electronic records makes for storing and accessing a patient’s records easier than ever. Yet EHR revealed a variety of additional advantages. For one, storing records electronically eliminates the risk of theft, misplacement, damage, or tampering of sensitive data. Also of note is the reduction in mistakes that could have been caused by poor handwriting and legibility by having all information input electronically.

As oral surgeons are dealing with their patients, they are able to update patient information in real time, giving other surgeons and staff members up-to-date and accurate information immediately. Conveniently, a patient’s history can then be easily transferred wherever they go. This continuum of treatment history is very helpful should a patient switch providers as now their new healthcare provider will have a detailed background of data on the patient.

Interoperability

EHR software that can interface with other systems allow your oral surgery practice to optimize continuity of care. When thinking about implementing an EHR for an oral surgery practice, MaxilloSoft should be the front runner. MaxilloSoft is custom built to fit your current system and meshes well with current OMS Software.

Increase Practice Efficiency

As already mentioned, EHR software allows oral surgeons to provide more accurate treatment and diagnosis, but they also (arguably more importantly, too) save time. Time saved, translates to an increase in oral surgery practice efficiency and productivity.

Through automation of certain tasks, MaxilloSoft’s EHR software capabilities speeds up office appointments with out sacrificing patient-centered care. Ultimately, this allows an oral surgery practice to see more patients on a daily basis, increasing the practice’s traffic.

Because MaxilloSoft can be customized to fit your specific oral surgery practice’s needs, templates can be used to address most common patient issues…and are just a tap away rather than having to write from scratch.

Furthermore, MaxilloSoft allows oral surgeons to “E-Prescribe.” This is the quickly becoming the norm across all healthcare industries in an effort to prevent abuse and addiction associated with controlled substances (i.e. opioids).

Increase Revenue

No matter the industry, every business wants to maximize revenue to its fullest potential. While providing accurate and quality care is the top priority, an increase in revenue is a byproduct when using EHR software due to increased practice efficiency.

EHR software provide billing and payment tools to help manage financials and ensure payment is collect. MaxilloSoft also helps verify insurance and helps seamlessly bill insurance. This increases your first-time acceptance rate when it comes to insurance claims, helping you get reimbursed quicker without missing out on lost or delayed claims. An EHR also allows physicians to document every single aspect of a patient visit, which allows evidence to be provided regarding individual claims.

Scalability

Implementing an EHR software leads to increased efficiency, productivity, and revenue. That translates to practice growth. With growth, the need for an EHR software that is scalable is a must.

Again, this is where MaxilloSoft shines. MaxilloSoft is scalable no matter how small (one oral surgeon, one location) or how large (8 surgeons, multiple locations) an oral surgery practice might be. Because MaxilloSoft is custom-built to fit a practice’s specific needs and requirements, the software grows as the practice grows.

Customization

We’ve touched on this throughout this article, but the best EHR software are able to be customized and configured to fit a practice’s specific needs. MaxilloSoft can be tailored to fit your practice’s workflow, making the transition to using MaxilloSoft virtually seamless.

Security

Protecting a patient’s records is critical. One of the benefits of EHR implementation is that they ensure that your practice is HIPAA-compliant. MaxillSoft is compliant with ICD9/10, CPT, and other EHR standards, offering the highest security of patient records to provide piece of mind.

In Summation

It should be clear that by implementing an EHR software, such as MaxilloSoft, for your oral surgery practice there are a number of benefits. Oral surgeons are able to increase revenue and providing greater patient care while reducing time spent on tedious tasks such as documentation and billing.

If you are wanting to see MaxilloSoft in action, schedule a free demo to see how it can positively impact your oral surgery practice.

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