Although CMS’ financial incentive programs had played an important role in increasing the adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR), physicians also became aware of the potential benefits of Practice Management software. Healthcare professionals are aware of the fact that while EMRs maintain the clinical documentation for physicians, practice management ensures seamless workflow transition between the front and the back office.
From scheduling to billing, practice management software helps physicians do it all. Since the entire process is done electronically, the redundant use of paper and the hassles associated with it are completely eliminated. Furthermore, practice management is designed to ensure that physicians do not have to get inundated in double entries. Once the information has been stored, the next time physicians want to retrieve the same information, they just need to point and click and the rest is done by the practice management tool itself.
Practice management software is programmed keeping in view that most physicians are technologically not too sound. Intricate technology would result in agitation ’ challenging the rationale behind simplified management. Moreover, because these solutions have a considerably shorter learning curve and do not obstruct clinical operations, physicians are more inclined towards implementing practice management software.
’It is so easy to use practice management software that even an amateur can master it in a jiffy. Physicians no longer have to dedicate a specifically trained resource to maintain the administrative and billing workflows’, says a Nebraska based Health IT consultant.
Today, the all-in-one solutions that combine EMR, practice management software, and patient portal in a single package, are the most preferred choice of many physicians. Instead of changing systems for every other task, they get to do it all from a single platform. Once the clinical operations are taken care of, the billing modules in the practice management software then facilitate physicians with billing procedures. Furthermore, practice management software has also been helpful in liberating physicians from the agony of no show-ups and un-informed appointment cancelations.
To cut the story short, physicians immediately realized that besides enhancing patient safety through the use of EMRs, elimination of paper based documentation and taking effective administrative and financial decisions was also one of the focal points of their practice. Hence, practice management software is apparently the perfect choice for them.
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