Did you think process automation software is meant only for retail and similar businesses? If so, you should change your attitude towards it right now. Yes, automation is valid for all industries. Be it big or small, all businesses have some couple of processes which needs automatic entries as Human intervention is not possible in certain cases. This is more evident in the case of hospitals. Yes, doctors and nursing staff need automated management of patient records and the medical world calls it Electronic Medical Record (EMR). But not many hospitals are using it widely. While some say it is expensive, some still have the conservative approach that automation will not work for the medical world. Well, we are not here to prove them wrong, but we are here to give five reasons why a hospital requires EMR software and how it is going to turn around everything.
Well, the first thing we like to mention is productivity. As a business owner, don’t you want to improve the productivity of your staff and speed up all the processes? We presume you won’t say no. If so, then the following example is already on your mind. You manage a whole bunch of data and as on date your hospital has managed to collect and store all details of the patients who had visited earlier to your hospital. Unlikely one day, there is a legal case on the 115th cardiology surgery you did (just an example) and by now you have done a total of 1000 surgeries. Your nursing staff or back office employees need to halt the important tasks they’re involved in and search for that document in priority. But with EMR, you can get everything in just a click. So your staff can work with ease and you get the essential information on time.
Improves Quality of Care
The same example works here as well. So you handle a bunch of patients’ every day. All patients are not the same. So you have someone with a leg injury, someone with an elbow fracture, someone with a wrist fracture and someone else with a spinal cord injury. Medications and nutritional requirements for them are given already. And you follow up every day if they are doing it properly. You ask your staff orally and they say yes. But is it really happening? Are your staffs really making the patients do that? EMR plays the sport here. It makes them do it as they have to make an entry every now and then. Thus you make your staff work and ensure quality care is offered to your patients. Cool isn’t it? If you don’t think so, you must try it out first and then jump on to conclusions rather than going judgmental instantly.
Limited Paper Work
The best of all explanations one could ever have. The bunch of papers and files are going to pile up and occupy a hell lot of space in your hospital. Don’t you see a need to get rid of that practice? For the same space, you can add two more wards with 5 beds or accommodate a laboratory for medicine or anything that is essential for your operational works. So save a lot of space with EMR in place at your hospital. We can already see hospitals in developed countries do not carry a pad and paper with a pen. They carry a tablet where all the information given gets saved in a cloud and can be drawn out anytime for reference.
Effortless Data Sharing
Now that another doctor is operating on any one of the patients. So he/she is going to need the photocopy of all the documents related to the patient. First of all, is it a good deal to handle files at the time of a surgery? And what if your hospital is made of two big towers and you sit on the first floor of one and the surgery is happening on the next tower? It involves so much of manpower to transport the document from your cabin to the surgery room. So with EMR, you can instantly transfer patient records to the doctor who is conducting the surgery. Thus efforts saved, time saved and you’ve got time to get the surgery right.
Again the problem of space plays the game here too, but in a different form. As a hospital, you have the responsibility of not disclosing the patient records to anyone else. If you fail to do so, you will lose your credibility. So if you have everything in physical records, you have to save it in a secret chamber where no outsider can ever go and ever think of. But isn’t it a lot of efforts and wasting the time of your staff in arranging them? If you have that thought, then you already made your mind to get a hold of EMR.
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