Our office is slowly beginning the transition to EMR. We currently use paper charts, but have begun the process of integrating some scanning into patient charts. I'm wondering if any of you have tips or tricks that you might recommend at the start up of EMR. (So far, we've created several templates and snippets).
Do you all find that your scanning has increased significantly? Do you use signature pads? What has improved (or decreased) your workflow? Thank you in advance!
We do not do the signature pads but we have almost 3 years of EMR experience. If you would like someone to talk to, feel free to reach out. My name is Kyndra Bata. My email is email@example.com.
We have been digital in our office about 10 years. We use Epson and Fujitsu scanners. We also use tablets in the operatories. Our patient's sign there consent forms on the tablet. I have a designated employee who receives any paperwork that may have been created during the appointment and she scans, sends letters and audits the file. We also use PBHS trueforms and referral forms. It takes some time to get use to but it actually decreases the workflow and decreases mistakes or misfiled charts. We still use a empty chart for our backoffice assistants as they did not feel comfortable just calling a patient in. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact me.
They are Fujitsu tablets. We purchased them in 2004. They are running great. One of our Dr's just purchased a surface pro and it is working great too. Much lighter for him to carry around. We share the tablets between our consultations rooms.
I realize this is an old post but I have some questions about Truforms. If you received incomplete or unsigned forms are you having the patient sign and complete them in your office? Can you sign the forms once the Truform is converted? Are you printing the Truforms having the patient complete and sign the form and scanning them in? Do you have paper forms for the patients that do not complete them before their appointment? How does your office handle these types of situations?