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The Evolution of EMR software for managing medical records

By Nikki Harris

The Evolution of EMR software for managing medical records

From paper based to paperless:
With the consistently increasing health consciousness among people and their demands for improved healthcare efficiency, patient information flowing to the right people at the right time has become extremely crucial. Considering the facts that health care organizations do not have the appropriate systems to effectively store and manage such vast information in one place, and to survive in this era of cut-throat competition, they are welcoming advancing technologies with open arms and are evolving into integrated clinical workstations, to provide a single entry point to access all patient related information. The essence of this evolution lies in the reincarnation of medical records.

With the development of Med spa EMR (Electronic medical records) software, medical records have now become electronic, easily accessible, time-saving, secure and confidential in contrast to the cumbersome traditional paper-based record system. Paper-based record keeping associates with itself several inefficiencies and frustrations like:

  • Accuracy and Readability: Paper records may be difficult to read because of the physician’s indecipherable penmanship; also paper forms may not have the sufficient space to provide all the necessary information.
  • Labor intensive: Organizing and managing paper files requires more staff and is therefore more expensive.
  • Storage: Storage of such large number documents requires large separate warehouses which require additional space and may also tend to decay over-time in storage.
  • Security: Paper records may be lost or damaged due to human errors or as a result of any natural adversity like fire.

The evolved EMR system has eliminated all the above aberrations and has come up with a much safer and smarter way to manage all the medical records in a single place, accessible at your fingertips.

EMRs Today and Tomorrow: Today, EMRs have completely reshaped the healthcare industry by providing a digital way of managing patients’ complete medical history in one platform and providing easy access to the patient and the provider. Not just the diagnosis and treatment notes, but medical spa EMR systems allow you to store before and after images of the patient undergoing a procedure, leading to increased patient satisfaction.

The way EMRs are used has been and will keep evolving for the best. The future of EMRs aims at strengthening the systems to further streamline the workflow and providing improved interactions between the provider and the patient and also to provide a more customized design and practice-specific documentation, for an improved overall care and optimized workflow.


by Nikki Harris

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