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EHR Selection Features That Matter: A Checklist for Smart Buyers

November 10, 2023

By Margarita Saldana

Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems have revolutionized the healthcare industry, offering a more streamlined approach to patient care, billing, and overall practice management. However, with the many EHR systems available in the market, making the right choice can be daunting. This is why we’ve put together this comprehensive checklist of essential EHR features to help you with your EHR selection process.

Essential EHR Features Checklist

Knowing what your EHR requirements are is but one part of the EHR selection process. Understanding the specific features that add value to your business is another. This checklist contains all the must-have features.

  • User-Friendly Interface: A simple, intuitive interface ensures that you can easily navigate the system without extensive training.
  • Interoperability: The ability to seamlessly integrate with other systems, such as labs, pharmacies, and other healthcare providers, is absolutely crucial.
  • Mobile Access: Having mobile access to patient records and other essential functions is a must with telehealth demands.
  • Customizable Templates: Every practice is unique. Your EHR system should allow for customizable templates to cater to your specific needs.
  • Secure Messaging: A built-in messaging system that complies with HIPAA regulations for secure communication between healthcare providers and patients is essential.
  • E-Prescribing: This feature allows you to send prescriptions directly to the pharmacy, reducing errors and wait times for your patients.
  • Patient Portal: Enabling patients to access their records, book appointments, and communicate with you enhances the patient experience.
  • Billing and Coding Assistance: This will help streamline the revenue cycle and reduce errors.
  • Data Analytics and Reporting: Access to data analytics can help you make informed decisions and improve patient care at your practice.
  • Cloud-Based Storage: Accessibility is important, and this feature helps you to securely store patient data, back it up, and access it from anywhere.
  • Regular Updates: Your EHR system should be regularly updated to ensure compliance with changing regulations and technological advancements.

MD Charts: Customization at Its Best

One of the standout features of MD Charts is our emphasis on customization. Unlike many EHR systems that come with a one-size-fits-all approach, we understand that every healthcare practice has unique EHR requirements.

Here’s how we ensure you get the best value from MD Charts:

  • Our tailored solutions ensure that practices get features that align with their specific requirements.
  • You only pay for what you use. There’s no need to invest in features that don’t align with your practice’s needs.
  • We offer continuous support, ensuring that any customization or changes required are implemented seamlessly.

Choosing the right EHR solution is a significant decision that can impact the efficiency and effectiveness of a healthcare practice. By focusing on essential features and prioritizing customization, you can ensure your investment truly meets their needs.

What to learn more? Book a demo and take the next step toward making a smart choice for your practice.

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