It’s Time to Get More From Your EHR System

Updated April 16, 2018

Most would agree that technological advances have made or should make us more efficient with our time, so why is it that not all electronic health record (EHR) systems seem to do that? Your EHR system should be one of those technological tools that helps you get more.

So how does Modernizing Medicine’s suite of orthopedic solutions help you get more out of your EHR system and more out of your day? Here’s how.

1. Orthopedic-specific. Our EHR system, EMA, is specialty-specific, which means that it includes the knowledge specific to your workflow. That’s because EMA was built by practicing physicians, including orthopedic surgeons, to ensure that you’re not wasting time sifting through information and fields that don’t apply to you as an orthopedic surgeon. And what if we told you that EMA adapts to how you practice? With its adaptive learning and predictive algorithm, EMA remembers your treatment preferences and style of practice, helping to predict your next move. It’s the workflow specific to your specialty that truly helps you move faster throughout your day. You’ll have more time to do more—like seeing more patients, going home earlier or focusing on other areas of your practice. How you use that extra time is entirely up to you.

2. Cloud-based. Oh, the power of the cloud! With access to patient data virtually anywhere and anytime (as long as you have a secure Internet connection), EMA works seamlessly across multiple locations, with automatic updates and easier upkeep. Your patients’ data is safely and securely stored even if unexpected situations arise.

3. Mobile. A native iPad application, EMA allows you to face and interact with your patients as you tap and swipe through their exam. You can educate and engage patients more easily by showing them what’s on the screen and have them more actively participate in their healthcare conversation. More engagement from your patients could lead to better outcomes.

4. A complete solution. With Modernizing Medicine’s comprehensive suite of solutions, including EMA, Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management, Analytics, our patient portal and our patient kiosk, modmed® Kiosk, you’ll have what you need to efficiently and effectively connect all parts of your practice. We have the tools to put you on the path to success, especially with the transition to value-based care, including a built-in MIPS solution and assistance from our MIPS Advisory Services. Having an all-in-one solution creates better communication and allows you to focus even more on the health of your patients and practice.

5. Automating tedious tasks. What if we told you our orthopedic software could automate tedious and time-consuming tasks such as ICD-10, CPT and modifier coding? Well, with EMA, it’s not only possible; it’s a reality. Not only will it save you precious time, but also it will help to improve billing accuracy and, in turn, your income. Based on diagnoses and body location, EMA finds your ICD-10, CPT and modifier codes and generates a populated encounter form along with your notes. It even shows your current billing level in real time. With the E&M expert feature powered by structured data captured at the point of care, EMA shows what you need to do to justify the next coding level.

6. Structured data. Actionable data captured at the point of care will allow you to gain greater insights and achieve better patient outcomes. The more information and data you collect and analyze, the more you can get from your EHR system.

Wonder how one orthopedic practice experienced more when they switched to our orthopedic EHR system, EMA? Coastline Orthopaedics shares their story.

Leadership at Coastline Orthopaedic Associates, located in Fountain Valley, Calif., contemplated switching from paper charts to an EHR system for years. With 12 providers and over 45 office staff members, chart storage became an issue. In addition, they wanted to avoid penalties enforced by upcoming government requirements, so they began researching systems.

Dr. Daniel Stein, an orthopedic surgeon with the group, explained, “We wanted a system that was more accurate and required less handwriting. At times, notes on paper can be unrecognizable, not to mention inconvenient when it comes to storing numerous charts. Years ago, I actually created a template of my own in an Apple word processing program that I used on my laptop, but I was spending too much time documenting at the end of the day. Neither solution was working.” Click here to read the rest of Dr. Stein’s story.

Aaron Stoklosa
Aaron Stoklosa

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