Technology | 08.31.20
3 Ways to Optimize Your EHR
Medical Economics (08/20/20) Rosenfeld, Jordan
Optimizing electronic health records (EHRs) can improve their efficiency and support physician work flow, states Mary O’Brien, national practice director for Patina Solutions. To begin, she says physician practices and hospitals should appoint a "physician champion" to advocate for key strategies to improve physician utilization and satisfaction of their EHR. The physician champion will want to begin by making sure the EHRs settings are personalized to the doctors using it. Ideally, physicians will have a "clinical informaticist" to make sure they actually use the information available in the EHR. Doctors should also learn how to use the automated documentation tools within their EHR. Finally, it's critical that physicians have training resources available to them at all times to keep their education about their EHR current.
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