Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) software are supposed to make managing patient data faster, easier, and more accurate than the old hardcopy records systems medical practices used to rely on. However, many orthopaedic surgeons and practice managers seem to have problems with EHR systems—running into recurring issues that cause delays and impact the quality of care that they can provide their patients. This is part of the reason why organizations such as Software Advice created their EHR Buyer’s Guide to help healthcare facilities choose the right EHR system for their needs.
The 2019 Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting (or LOA 2019) is just around the corner, and Phoenix Ortho will be there once again to showcase our orthopaedic-specific Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. This annual meeting of Louisiana-based orthopaedic surgeons, clinic managers, and other industry experts represents a great opportunity to gather, share information, and learn about exciting new orthopaedic technologies and solutions.
In orthopaedic surgery, the global period can be an important consideration for the billing of services. For those who are wondering “What is the global period?” it is, as noted by the Office of Workers’ Compensation, “a period of time starting with a surgical procedure and ending some period of time after the procedure.”
Topics: Orthopaedic EHR
Having easy access to patient information is crucial in the healthcare industry. If healthcare providers do not have information about recent patient interactions, they may end up scheduling redundant tests or prescribing new medications that react badly with the patient’s existing medications that were prescribed by other specialists.
For a busy orthopaedic doctor, there never seems to be enough time in the day to do everything they need to do. A busy general practitioner might see 10-15 patients in a day—a busy orthopaedic specialist might see 60-80 patients in a single day. If the paperwork to process each one only took 5 minutes, that would still be roughly five to six and a half hours of paperwork on top of the time spent helping patients.