Adopting an Electronic Health Record (EHR) or Practice Management System (PMS) will provide many benefits to your practice. Often, practices use separate systems for their EHR and PMS needs; however, an integrated solution can enhance your team’s productivity. Why should your practice choose an integrated EHR/PMS solution? Here are 4 reasons:
1. Reduce Wasted Time
An integrated system reduces wasted time for providers and front office staff by allowing data to be shared between the EHR and PMS, which provides seamless coordination of business between departments. Users are able to input the data separately and access it individually, further reducing the risk of errors or duplicate entries.
2. Maximize Billing Revenue
Choosing an integrated solution helps you maximize billing revenue due to preset rules in the EHR/PMS that must be followed prior to submitting claims. An integrated system ensures accurate information is conveyed both ways, which is essential for claims processing. This reduces errors and ensures cleaner claims, which in turn generates higher revenues for the practice.
3. Master One System
Another important benefit to an integrated EHR/PMS solution is that your staff will only have one system to learn. Without an integrated solution, using multiple platforms for EHR and PMS leads to having to learn the nuances of two systems, and having to learn how to coordinate and share data between both systems. A fully integrated EHR/PMS system eliminates the need for the administrative resources that are necessary to manage multiple systems in a practice. This reduces the amount of time required to train staff on multiple systems and coordinate information flows between departments.
4. Save Money
Your practice will save money when bundling EHR and PMS systems. The cost of two systems, implementation, and training your team on multiple platforms can add up. By choosing an integrated system, your practice will save money immediately and in the long run.
An integrated EHR/PMS system provides a versatile and cost-effective solution to many practices.