Virtually all physicians have, at least to some extent, made the switch to digital records management by implementing an EMR system in their practice. Research shows that a significant number of them are dissatisfied with their reporting experience to date.
Too often, clinicians find themselves spending excessive time collecting and entering data, only to realize their EMR system does not automatically generate the useful reports they require, or present the data in a meaningful or useful way. Most are not seeing, in objective terms, how this effort translates into better clinical outcomes, improved patient care, or greater operational efficiencies in their practice.
At Syntrix Consulting Group, we’ve seen first-hand the power of using EMR reporting to leverage your data. Below are 10 of the most compelling benefits of optimized EMR reporting:
- Physicians can generate statistical measures and reports to track their trends in patient outcomes, and monitor their progress over time.
- Data usage can improve the effectiveness of teaching and training, particularly in terms providing feedback on performance and highlighting outcomes by user.
- Streamlined data utilization supports efficient participation in physician pay-for-performance initiatives.
Financial benefits can be gained through achieving the reporting milestones necessary for the Meaningful Use incentive program.
Ability to visualize real-time data across business units, allowing adjustments to resource utilization to be made more quickly.
The capability to make informed and timely financial and billing decisions based on relevant data.
- Improved coordination of treatment, by sharing reports directly and confidentially with other clinicians.
- Better clinical decision-making and delivery of preventative care through data utilization.
- Efficient staffing and scheduling through analysis of trends in patient volumes, staffing ratios, and identification of process bottlenecks.
- Reduction in medical errors through data analysis, leading to improvement in patient safety and satisfaction.
While these benefits are impressive, it is important to note that they do not usually emerge “out-of-the-box” – which explains why many physicians are not yet realizing the full benefit.
To get to that stage, an EMR system must leverage quality data, generate the right management reports, and be used by trained and motivated staff. When this happens, the system fulfills its potential, and becomes a more valuable solution.
To learn more about how Syntrix Consulting Group can assist your practice, contact us today or request a demo of our dashboards.