Patient entry and exit are now made in one step. In the past, a department secretary was required to enter the patient into the computer system on paper. This paper entry was a time consuming and labor intensive process. It is much easier to enter a name and address and enter an immediate initial for a patient’s phone number.
Digital patient images are quickly and easily saved in a patient profile or patient record. A printed proof of patient treatment is also available for review. An added benefit is the opportunity to note the date of the patient’s last treatment. This proof is also available for review.
Patient record entries are also made in one step. The benefits of this process include the elimination of the paper stretcher or desk. The computerized process allows access to patient data from all levels of the care environment including call detail services. A designated system administrator can set up patient groups, assign priority levels, and change certain entries. The process is very accurate.
A major benefit of digital technology is that it helps to streamline work flow. A computer can also make information readily available from various sources. The patient appointment is made easily and a paper proof is available immediately.
As patients get older, they tend to require more care. They also require care based on their changing needs. These changes require new procedures that have to be documented.
Care is delivered according to the changing needs of the patient. The most current of these needs can be tracked using the digital record. The system administrator can adjust and update the list as needed.
Senior care is also provided to seniors who are not capable of self-care on their own. This group is often cared for by family members. One common example is a senior who has dementia and may be unable to communicate to ask for help.
Senior care providers can record medical treatment for the senior and any changes. The same record can be made for the senior’s caregivers. For documentation purposes this will also be included in the paper copy of the patient’s chart.
A more modern, streamlined and digital process can be implemented for home health care. The patient can receive medication reminders, check-ups, prescriptions, and other support in the same way as if they were in a hospital. There is no reason a home health provider has to worry about entering patient information on paper.
It is not only senior citizens who can benefit from the use of digital technology for health care providers. Those in the home or care facility can benefit from digital data capture for managing their medical records. There is nothing difficult or expensive about implementing the process.
Assigning your medical office procedures to the right patients for the best results will ensure that you are providing the highest quality care possible. With the right software program and software training you can create a system that will help your patients get the help they need and enjoy your business.