Key Takeaways from the LOA 2019 Annual Meeting

March 21, 2019

The Louisiana Orthopaedic Association (LOA) 2019 Annual Meeting has concluded. As the only Electronic Health Record (EHR) solution provider to attend this orthopaedic conference, Phoenix Ortho is in a unique position to recap the events of the LOA 2019 Annual Meeting.

What Did Phoenix Ortho Discover at This 2019 Orthopaedic Conference?

While interacting with the orthopaedic surgeons, office managers, and other clinic personnel at the LOA 2019 Annual Meeting, the Phoenix Ortho team noticed a major trend in what these people were looking for: Integration and consolidation of technology.

Many of the clinical staff and surgeons that the Phoenix Ortho team talked to were very concerned with having integrated software and technology platforms for running their orthopaedic clinics with as few software vendors as possible. One common problem that many conference attendees brought up was the issue of finger-pointing between vendors when an interface failed. Third party interfaces are not only cumbersome and problematic, they add additional and unnecessary costs to the clinic.

However, the orthopaedic clinic’s management didn’t care who was at fault—they just wanted their software to work so they could keep their clinic running! Integrated solutions that combine PACS, EHR, PM, and patient check-in under a single vendor help to eliminate wasteful finger-pointing and promote full functionality—saving time and headaches for orthopaedic practitioners.

This is what attracted many of the event’s attendees to Phoenix Ortho. We offer an integrated solution for patient check-in, image management, patient charting, and medical billing that would allow these orthopaedic specialists to simplify the management of their clinic so they could spend more time helping patients and less time trying to figure out how to get different software programs to talk to one another.

On a side note, the very first lecture at the LOA 2019 Annual Meeting was a keynote titled “New Technology: Can We Afford It?” In the lecture, presenters discussed the cost of integrating new technology solutions into an orthopaedic practice and how such costs might be justified. This just goes to show how important technology has become to orthopaedic clinics.

As the only EHR/EMR vendor at this orthopaedic conference, Phoenix Ortho focused…

on sharing our orthopaedic-specific EHR solution with the physicians attending the conference — showing them how it helps orthopaedic practices save time and money so they can help more people.

Some key features of the orthopaedic EHR software that the Phoenix Ortho team presented at LOA 2019 included:

  • The EHR’s Intelligent Adaptability. The Phoenix Ortho EHR for orthopaedic doctors can “learn” how individual doctors/physicians treat their patients, by body region. The EHR then provides customized protocols and order sets on a per-user basis—helping orthopaedic practitioners save time and effort by putting their favorite options at the forefront.
  • An Integrated PACS Solution. Where most EHRs simply interface with a secondary picture archiving and communication system (PACS), Phoenix Ortho has an integrated PACS solution that is part of the same platform—images are stored inside the patient chart, right where they should be. This simplifies image ordering and management tasks to create a solution that is truly optimized for the needs of orthopaedic practices that rely heavily on X-rays and other diagnostic images.
  • Phoenix’s Integrated Practice Management Solution. Phoenix’s EHR comes with an integrated practice management (PM) solution to truly optimize the coordination of care while improving patient outcomes and streamlining payment collection.
  • Phoenix Kiosk Patient Check-in. Phoenix Ortho’s patient check in solution allows patients to sign in from a tablet device and automatically shares their sign-in information, patient history forms, and other critical information with the EHR and PM. This saves enormous amounts of time on patient data entry while ensuring a smoother patient check-in process.

Did you miss us at LOA 2019? Don’t worry. You can always reach out to the Phoenix Ortho team to learn more about how you can save time, money, and headaches using our orthopaedic-specific EHR platform. We look forward to seeing you at our next major conference appearance—which will be hosted by the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives (AAOE).

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