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What Are Electronic Health Records?
Electronic health records systems, also known as EHRs, are computerized systems that replace traditional paper charts, allowing practices to collect and manage patient information electronically. Once your practice implements EHRs, all aspects of your workflow —from the initial patient assessment to the treatment plan — are entered on a computer and stored on a secure, easily accessible server. From here a record can be instantly recalled any time it’s needed.
EHRs can also be used to manage the business side of your practice. These systems offer multi-faceted calendars and appointment reminder systems designed to simplify scheduling. They offer advanced functionality that streamlines billing, claims submission, and reimbursements.
EHRs offer a number of benefits that can help make your workflows more efficient while enhancing patient satisfaction and improving quality of care. And eventually, they can also make your life and the lives of your staff members easier.
In this video, several Vermont physicians discuss the benefits they've seen by implementing an EHR.