“The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” – Bill Gates, American business magnate and Microsoft co-founder
Technology is constantly evolving in our world, and the healthcare industry is a prime example. Whether it is rural hospitals utilizing telemedicine to better serve patients or providers and insurers investing in population health management in an effort to improve both clinical and financial outcomes, healthcare IT has grown exponentially over the past decade.
Thanks in large part to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009’s requirement for all public and private healthcare providers to adopt and demonstrate “meaningful use” of electronic medical records (EMR) by the start of 2014, EMR technology has fueled much of this growth and will continue to do so. According to a report by market research company, Kalorama Information, titled “EMR 2015: The Market for Electronic Medical Records,” the EMR market is expected to grow at seven to eight percent each year over the next five years.
Healthcare organizations have a multitude of EMR vendors from which to choose, but implementing one with a flexible, functional and scalable foundation is integral. An EMR system must be able to grow with an organization to deliver data-driven insights and increase capacity without a significant increase in overhead costs. It must meet the functional and technical requirements of the organization and be customized for its unique needs.
Equally important to a flexible EMR are the analytics tools you choose. Scalability in your EMR reporting system is essential. It is not only critical to providing high quality, cost-effective healthcare, but as regulations continue to connect reimbursement to clinical outcomes, the ability to dynamically capture and report on quality data becomes vital to the success of each healthcare entity. Creating a scalable business intelligence (BI) reporting foundation with dynamic analysis tools will result in improved customer satisfaction and faster turnaround of requests. It will enable your healthcare organization to improve efficiency, maximize growth and meet changing regulatory requirements.
EMR reports that are rigid and difficult to re-configure do not efficiently scale with an organization. Maintaining them requires extra resources that can often result in an interruption to workflow, dissatisfied end-users, and an increase in operating expenses. Having access to scalable EMR reporting tools allows organizations to easily adopt and customize features, expand reporting capabilities as the organization grows, and adapt to constantly changing industry requirements.
At Syntrix, our Epic-certified consultants work with healthcare organizations of all sizes to meet their unique reporting needs and help them develop scalable solutions. Whether you’re new to Epic or want to learn how to better utilize analytics tools to enhance your Epic reporting, we can use our vast experience to optimize your system’s capabilities.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you build a solid foundation for future reporting and analytics success. At Syntrix, We Make Healthcare Data Talk!™
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