Everyday in your eyecare practice is a busy day, so it's important to arm you and your staff with the best tools to get as much done as possible throughout the day. If you're not giving yourself and your staff the right tools you're likely creating more work for yourself, decreasing employee satisfaction, and losing out on money.
Having the right optometry EHR software in your practice can arm you with what you need to efficiently speed up your workflow. Let's look at three important characteristics that we think can take your practice from a good workflow to a great workflow.
Speed Up Your Workflow with These Optometry EHR Software Characteristics
Practice Management + EHR
One of the biggest ways that you're going to be able to speed up your workflow is if everyone in your practice is working off one system. So if the front office is using a separate practice management system and the OD is working off an EHR your workflow is still going to be disjointed in a lot of ways. That's why an all in one practice management and EHR solution offers the most benefits.
An all in one solution works hand in hand. When a patient fills out their pre-exam forms online through the patient portal, that information is then directly uploaded into their electronic health record, which means less data entry. The EHR will also generate codes, billing, orders, procedures, and patient counseling based on information you enter during the exam. When this information is generated during the exam your biller and optician are able to pull up the patient's info from their station to more quickly complete their tasks.