Evaluate your practice requirements
Blueprint for implementation
Evaluate current & future function requirements
Evaluate current & future workflow processes
Select EHR & equipment
Implementation and training
Patient workflow begins at your web site and is the most vital port of entry into your practice. The importance of your web site cannot be overstated both in terms of attracting patients and office workflow. Make sure you have enough information on your web site for a patient to make an informed decision to come to your practice without calling your office. This reduces your front office workload significantly.
My practice web site gives me an unfair business advantage. I'm amazed at how few practices get this concept. Check out www.PlanoEye.com
Google reviews ~ automated!
Automated patient surveys following the exam is critical to updating Google and Yelp reviews. The importance of reputation management cannot be overstated.
Web site design ~ Critical to success
Submit claims day of exam!
Inputing correct demographic and insurance information is vital to getting claims out the same day of exam
It takes less time to input correct information once than inputing and replacing incorrect information later
There is no excuse for bad data!
Selecting the right EHR for your practice is perhaps the single most important decision you will make for your practice. I encourage all physicians to make their decision based on what you need in the exam room rather than what your office staff wants.
Rarely do office staff have the long term picture in mind. It amazes me how many doctors allow their staff to choose their software based on what they want in the PM side. Long after our employees are gone we will still be stuck with their decisions that may not be in the long term intersest of your practice.
Certainly get your associates impressions about the systems your are considering but I encourage you to make the decision on you system selection based on the EHR that best fits the doctors workflow.