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Why Successful ODs Integrate Their Practice Management and EHR Software

Posted by Megan Ludzenski on Apr 4, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Did you know that the more manual processes your practice uses, the more complex and
jumbled your Integrated EHR Softwareoffice workflow becomes? A great way to simplify and improve your workflow is with an all-in-one practice management and EHR software solutionUtilizing great software that integrates all areas of your practice seamlessly means that you can consolidate numerous processes into one system, making your practice more efficient. There are countless benefits of all-in-one solutions, and today we want to share with you some of those benefits and how they help your office workflow.

5 Benefits of Combining Practice Management and EHR Software

1. Speed Up Your Front Office

Having practice management software that allows for online scheduling and automatic appointment reminders is a huge help in freeing up your front desk staff. If the front staff isn’t busy answering and making phone calls, they have more time to check patients in and out in a timely manner. On top of that, some, if not all, of your patients will enjoy the ability to schedule or request appointments with your office online. Offering this convenience for your patients is a great boost for getting new patients looking for a new provider online.

2. Get More Information Out of Your Pre-Exam Process

Software equipped with a patient portal means that your technician can quickly review important patient information, without having to ask patients a million questions. This leaves more time for conducting an informative pre-test, and answering specific questions a patient might have, so that everything is ready for the doctor when they enter the exam room.

3. More Efficient Prescriptions and Referrals

Once the actual exam is performed, there is often a need to prescribe medication or refer a patient to another specialist. Doing these things by fax or phone takes up valuable time. Taking advantage of ePrescribing and referral templates means that your patients will get the care they need as quickly as possible.

And if your system is integrated, information you in put during the exam, like patient allergies, will be populated straight into the ePrescribing tool! 

4. Receive Orders Faster

There is a lot of excitement that comes along with selecting new frames, and your patients want to receive their new glasses as soon as they can. That is why online ordering is a must for all efficient practices. Placing orders directly from your software system helps reduce human error, and gets orders filled faster because they are sent straight into the lab's management system without any transcribing. Your software should also help your staff create invoices, helping simplify the financial processes in your practice.

5. Quicker Reimbursement Cycle

Software that uses a clearinghouse makes it easy to submit claims to thousands of payers from one central site. You should also be able to track your claims in real time so that you are always up-to-date with their status. And if your claims management solution is integrated with your practice management and EHR solution, in the exam lane your EHR should be able to generate and validate codes. 


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