Tablets have become an essential piece of equipment for small businesses. According to this article, by the end of last year, 67% of businesses employing 100 people or fewer were using tablets. Part of the reason for the gain in popularity in the workplace is their portability.
With more of the software businesses need to successfully operate moving to the cloud, tablet adoption in the workplace grows. Tablets are seen being used in both the front office of businesses to fill out paperwork and to collect transactions during check-out. But, how can a tablet, like an iPad Pro, be used to improve your optometric practice?
3 Ways An iPad Pro Can Be Used In The Exam Room Of Your Optometric Practice
Move Through Exams
The portability of an iPad makes it the perfect companion in an OD’s toolkit. With cloud-based EHR software, you can move from exam room to exam room with ease because you can pull up the patient’s information without having to look through bulky charts. The ability to move seamlessly through exam lanes will increase your office workflow, decrease the time a patient has to spend in your office, and will allow for you to see more patients throughout the day; meaning higher patient satisfaction and increased revenue from more seats being filled.
An important part of an OD’s job is ensuring proper documentation. Unfortunately, with computers, sometimes this requires you to turn your back on your patients. Using a tablet, you can continue to keep your eyes on what matters by using the touch screen to document findings. With easy-touch buttons, a quick-slide tool, and smart fields, which auto-populate previously entered items, you can rapidly and accurately annotate a patient’s exam information without turning your back on the patient or spending a lot of time clicking around.
Some EHR solutions come embedded with patient education materials and clinical decision support, which automatically populates diagnosis, treatments, orders, special testing, and patient education material based on best practices. Using a tablet in the exam lane will allow you to easily review patient education material with the patient to help them better understand their condition, treatments, and other important information.
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