Did your practice adopt an EHR primarily (or solely) because of Meaningful Use (MU) incentives? And is MU your main focus when it comes to using your EHR?
If you adopted EHR technology mainly to meet MU, you may not be expecting to gain anything from it beyond government incentives (or penalties avoided). But, more likely than not, there are benefits built into your system that can help your practice — benefits that offer untapped ROI.
Joe and I will be discussing many different ways your EHR can do more for your practice at an upcoming (free!) webinar hosted by Kareo on Thursday, February 19 — to sign up, visit this link.
In the meantime, here’s one quick tip we always like to share with all of our practice clients. Used properly, the workflow tools in your EHR can provide immediate insight into your patient flow processes — it can tell you at what stages patients are waiting, giving you the data you need to optimize staffing (e.g., add MAs), scheduling (e.g., stagger new patient and established visits), or technology (e.g., enable patients to enter their own history and chief complaint).
If you’re entering your workflow in/out data accurately, you can get a quick view of the bottlenecks and wait times in your system that is a gold mine for maximizing patient throughput while keeping patients happier than ever — but the key is entering information accurately. More on that in our webinar — please join us!
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