Physicians cite disconnect between design and daily use as key drawback to most chiropractic EHR

Your EHR software should make your life easier

Your EHR software should make your life easier

In order to reap the benefits of chiropractic EHR, you must find software that can actually be integrated into your daily routine with minimal obstruction. Initial growing pains are to be expected, of course, but the combination of a well-designed program and the support of an attentive provider can help make the transition as seamless as possible.

That being said, one issue that many physicians are encountering as they make the switch to EHR systems is that the software they invest in does not actually integrate well into their day-to-day operations. EHR Intelligence recently solicited feedback from health care professionals via LinkedIn to gain a sense of what can be done to address this concern.

"A successful EMR needs to be a practice management tool," said Premier Care Pediatrics CEO Michael Garver. "Under the right circumstances electronic health records should make doctors more efficient, able to spend more time with patients and be more productive."

To accomplish this, Garver argues that EHR software developers themselves must be familiarized with the daily operations of the health care providers they will be catering to, so that every aspect of their EHR programming is tailored for that specific environment.

Previously on this blog, we detailed three key elements to look out for when selecting the best chiropractic EHR for your service. If the design of your chiropractic EHR isn't intuitive, it could indicate that your provider does not have the end user at heart on several fronts. This can translate to inadequate service in essential areas, including training and tech support. As such, it is imperative to test out your prospective chiropractic EHR to ensure that it has really been developed to make your life easier as you transition to digitized documents. 

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