Why should doctors still writing prescriptions by hand consider moving to Electronic Health Records?
Many doctors in regions and countries where the penetration of digital capture of patient data lags still use paper and pen to record patient history and medication. It is true that before the advent of easy recording of patient health data in digital form came into vogue, doctors used to save and record patient medical information on paper which used to be filed and stored. This was obviously a tedious and cumbersome process as the records were maintained in paper form. Accessing and retrieving them was never easy. Given privacy considerations these medical records had to be kept in safe physical custody, many times under lock and key. These records were prone to attacks by insects, fire, flood and above all manual destruction, be it accidental or otherwise. Maintaining health records in digital form has truly transformed the healthcare industry. Data can be stored safely and securely and can be retrieved easily by the doctor whenever required. Not all doctors have embraced the use of digital means to record data. In this article we outline several advantages that accrue when doctors capture patient data in electronic health records.
How can doctors and practice owners leverage social media?
Doctors have been using social media for years to connect with colleagues and patients. But the manner they use it has changed. In the past, most physicians used social media to post information about their practice or share interesting articles. Today, doctors are using social media to actively engage with patients and potential patients
Advantages Of Using A Practice Management Software
Caring for patients is important, but keeping up with insurance payments, medical billing codes, purchasing office material, and other activities could be stressful. Often, clinics use various software solutions for multiple activities. For e.g., an EHR system for patient records and a distinct billing software to monitor finances.
Getting Started With One’s Own Consulting Practice?
Establishing your own consulting practice is an exciting way to progress in the field of medicine. However, it is also difficult and challenging. In order to succeed, it is important to have a clear and comprehensive plan at the beginning that could enable to keep things progressing as per schedule
Developing resilience as a mental health practitioner
We often hear about the importance of developing resilience as a mental health practitioner. Patients often look up to the mental health practitioner or therapist as a role model enroute to better psychological well-being. The therapist has to hear and counsel clients, each of whom bring their own problems and concerns, causing immense stress. Mental healthcare practitioners have to be resilient to deal with all this.