18 Apr 10 EHR Software Stats to Advance Your Eye Care Practice
Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems have evolved over time, thanks to advances in cloud-based and cloud-hosted technology. When it comes to improving productivity at any eye care practice, EHR software is the answer for modern ophthalmologists and optometrists.
As an eye care professional, you might find that you and your team continue to struggle with daily inefficiencies. These ongoing issues cost time and energy, which both impact your bottom line and take attention away from patient care.
Maybe you haven’t adopted ophthalmology or optometry EHR software yet, and therein lies the solution to your administrative challenges. Or, maybe you implemented EHR software and you haven’t achieved the level of results you expected.
This dissatisfaction may have already sent you into the arms of another solution that has the potential to suit your needs. However, it’s also important to ask yourself whether you are getting the most out of your existing system by embracing EHR optimization.
Are you looking for ways to advance your eye care practice this year? Here are 10 intriguing EHR stats worth knowing when you’re moving your EHR system to the cloud, optimizing your existing one—or if you’re on the hunt for a better solution.
EHR Software Challenges
“73% of practices were not using electronic health record (EHR)-based functionalities to their full capability, and nearly 40% were classified as health information technology (IT) under-users.” – The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC)
“58% of healthcare professionals said their current EHR system lacks the ability to be customized easily.” – The ModernMedicine Network
“Less than half (48%) of ophthalmologists said their EHR was easy to use. Respondents reported the worst characteristics of their EHRs included: cumbersome data entry; lack of linkage with diagnostic equipment; poor drawing capabilities; inability to customize at the user level; and lack of good technical support from the vendor.” – The Academy Committee on Medical Information Technology (MIT)
How MaximEyes EHR Makes Daily Use Easy
Every eye care practice is as unique as the patients it treats. With MaximEyes EHR software, you have the flexibility to customize workflows and exam templates, modify routine and referral letters, illustrate health conditions with realistic 3D drawing tools, free text type anywhere you like, edit value lists on the fly, or use touchscreen-friendly checkboxes to quickly enter data.
Does your EHR vendor take hours or even days to respond to you? Look at MaximEyes EHR if you want to experience customer support in less than 30 seconds with a 98% satisfaction track record.
EHR Software Data Security
“56% are not concerned about the security of the data contained in their EHR system and the potential for a breach.” – The ModernMedicine Network
How MaximEyes EHR software keeps data secure
MaximEyes EHR (in-house local server or cloud-hosted options) includes controls for encryption and decryption to protect sensitive data and patient health information (PHI) from unauthorized access. Advanced data security includes permission-based logins and audit trails to help manage who accesses MaximEyes EHR software.
With MaximEyes Cloud, you have peace of mind with stronger security and disaster recovery—data is centrally stored in a private, secure, and encrypted data center.
“We especially like that MaximEyes EHR Cloud doesn’t share our data with other practices in one common database, thus making it even more privacy-friendly and eliminating potential risks for accidental data sharing. By migrating to the cloud versus storing data in-house, we didn’t have to purchase an expensive server and other hardware.” – Christopher Weber, OD (Read Success Story)
EHR Software Benefits
“In 2015, 64% of physicians had an electronic health record (EHR) with the capability to exchange secure messages with patients, an over 50% increase since 2013.” – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
“About half (52%) of ophthalmologists stated their EHR system had a positive or neutral effect on their patient volume. Users listed the following attributes among the best features of their EHRs: remote access to records, capability for better documentation, legibility, ability to share notes with other physicians, ability to see notes from other physicians, and e-prescribing.” – The Academy Committee on Medical Information Technology (MIT)
How MaximEyes EHR software benefits you and your team
Your practice will benefit from improved care, increased patient satisfaction, and more engaged patients with a patient portal, two-way e-prescribing, and medication adherence tools that comply with Incentive Program requirements. Bi-directional e-prescribing sends prescriptions and imports medications prescribed by other physicians.
MaximEyes EHR includes a seamless patient portal workflow and interoperability so you can send and receive secure messages and share medical records with patients. Advanced patient portal tools, such as online scheduling, online bill pay, online faxing, and online welcome/medical history forms further enhance your patient communication strategy.
“MaximEyes Cloud cut $1,500 a month in IT service costs at just one of my three offices. I can access my schedule and patient data anywhere on my tablet, laptop, and phone so I can focus on providing better patient care.” – Mark Rosanova, MD (Read Success Story)
EHR Software Adoption Habits
“24% of practices use only manual methods to chart and track patient information, schedule appointments and bill patients. And a significant number—16 percent—of practices have no system in place at all.” – Software Advice
“Since 2008, office-based physician adoption of any EHRs has more than doubled, from 42% to 87%, while adoption of Basic EHRs has more than tripled from 17% to 54%.” – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
“99% prefer cloud-based deployment over on-premise deployment for their practice management software.” – Software Advice
How MaximEyes EHR Improves User Adoption
EHR software is changing how doctors and patients interact inside and outside the office. Look for a complete system, such as MaximEyes, that integrates EHR, practice management, image management, coding, e-Prescribing, patient communication tools, and revenue cycle management.
When an EHR system is successfully implemented and further optimized to think and work as you do, EHRs drive strategic decisions and quality improvements, enhance patient care, and deliver long-term value-added benefits to your eye care practice.
We get it … as an optometrist or ophthalmologist, running a busy practice is never easy. Thankfully, EHR technology is here to help you increase productivity and stay focused on patient care.
Ready to make your practice more effective? Schedule a demo of MaximEyes EHR software and take a positive step forward.