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Written by Vijayaraghavan

Reliable And Specialty Specific E.H.R Software

The healthcare scenario is witnessing a paradigm shift. Robotic surgery and EHRs on smart phones and tablets are now a reality. Advanced healthcare technologies are shrinking in magnitude but growing in scope. The role of doctors has also changed drastically. Doctors specialize in a particular field, such as cardiology, urology, pediatrics, oncology, etc.

Developers of Electronic Health Record have found it difficult to keep pace with this drastic transformation, resulting in ineffective EHRs that often do not meet the requirement of certain specialties.

Specialties and the EHR Environment

In the West, an increase in the pool of electronic health records resulted in increase in competition. This competitiveness led to less specialty oriented systems. This provided an opportunity to developers to integrate more flexible features within the system that doctors could customize. Doctors must have a system that is completely adapted to their requirements. Specialty-specific workflows improve productivity. Hence, identifying the appropriate EHR vendor is crucial.

Is looking for a specialty-specific EHR the correct solution for your practice?

Unpredictable Market

A restricted market for a specialty-specific EHR could impact growth and stability. It would be appropriate to ask vendors to demonstrate the functioning of the product in specific specialties. This would help a doctor to make an informed decision.

Interoperability

Doctors understand that with time their practice would connect with a health information exchange. Specialty-specific EHRs could find it difficult to fit with a health information exchange. Therefore, they cannot compete with multi-specialty EHRs that could manage quick data exchange requirements. 

Rigidity

The non-availability of workflow flexibility is also an issue related to specialty-specific EHRs. Often, these systems don’t provide the configuration and flexibility a complete EHR does. Two doctors do not function in a similar manner.

Advantages Of Specialty-Specific Systems

Extensive research in the field indicates that productivity of doctors using multi-specialty EHRs decreases. Normally, multi-specialty EHRs make assessing data more effective, while entering data is an issue.

Time Taken And Endeavor

Doctors do not have the time to customize their multi-use EHRs. Hence, sometimes procuring a specialty-specific system may be the most effective decision, especially for specialties such as oncology. 

Complex Specialties

There are several specialties that require much more than a general EHR. In this regard, Specialty-Specific Systems would be appropriate.

Specialty-specific EHRs appear to be the perfect solution. Each medical field is different from the other. While one EHR that caters to the requirements of all is difficult, Genamet strives to achieve that.

In essence, the discussion over specialty specific EHRs depends on the type of specialty. A primary care doctor could do well with the multi-specialty EHR while a cardiologist would prefer a specialty specific system.

An effective EHR must have a strong focus on detailed documentation, usage, scalability, swiftness, and accessibility. Genamet supports doctors by providing the most effective EHR in line with their requirement. For more details, please visit our website www.genamet.com.

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