Direct Patient Benefits via EHR

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One of the positive repercussions of wider adoption of Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) platforms is the accelerated implementation of sophisticated Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology (back in 2013 we noted that the HITECH Act had stimulated the adoption of EHR and Health Information Exchange (HIE) solutions).

EHR Intelligence reports that the wider adoption of electronic health records is offering opportunities to improve patient health outcomes. Early adopters experienced challenges related to “over-reporting” of information — low-value EHR alerts can unnecessarily detract from patient care and contribute to physician burnout.

However – –

Effective EHR alerts such as admission, discharge, and transfer (ADT) notifications can help streamline clinical efficiency and care coordination by quickly communicating critical patient information to providers.

EHR Intelligence describes three ways EHR alerts can be used to effectively improve patient health outcomes and streamline clinical operations:

  • Transitions of Care
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Patient Safety

Effective payment automation also delivers a positive effect on patient care! Check payments still remain popular in both insurance payments as well as patient payments. Having a clean invoice with well documented charges  — coupled with a variety of payment options — supports a strong collections strategy. And, of course, keeping your costs low in processing is critical for profitability.

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