Electronic health records, otherwise known as EHRs for short, have the potential to transform a practice in the best way possible.
Not only do they help improve patient care by making information available to all those who need it, but they also improve communication, efficiency and more.
When selecting an EHR solution, there are a few different options available – including ones based in the cloud. These solutions in particular can quickly prove invaluable for a number of different reasons, all of which are worth a closer look.
Harnessing the Power of the Cloud
The most immediate benefit of a cloud-based EHR solution comes by way of a far easier deployment than ever before.
Keep in mind that by its nature, the EHR software that you’ll be using doesn’t require hardware or software to run. Everything is delivered up in an on-demand fashion over the Internet from any device, in any location, at any time. This means that you don’t have to spend time researching the right hardware before you can procure it. You don’t have to concern yourself with potential compatibility issues or with future-proofing your investment. Everything you need is available immediately – all so that you can instantly put it to work for your practice.
This leads to an almost immediate savings for organizations of all sizes – both in terms of up-front costs and long-term financial concerns. In the short-term, you won’t have to pay employees to install, set up and maintain everything. Over the long-term, you don’t have to worry about unexpected (and costly) periods of downtime or being proactive about maintenance. Patches, upgrades – you name it, it’s all included in the price you pay for the solution on a monthly basis.
But of course, none of this would matter were it not for the most important benefit of all – the incredible level of accessibility that a cloud EHR has to offer. Thanks to the fact that everything exists on remote servers, all of those electronic health records are easily accessible from absolutely anywhere. You don’t have to be physically sitting in front of a particular workstation – or even in the office at all – to gain access to that data.
This is a definite game changer in terms of communication and collaboration, among other factors. If you’re working with another medical professional for a particular patient, you don’t have to wait to receive those records before you can offer invaluable insight and potentially critical care. All information is available in an instant – all so that you can focus on the patient above all else.
If you’d like to find out more information about the many advantages that a cloud EHR will bring with it, or if you’d just like to speak to someone about your own needs in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact us today.