Published on March 6, 2014
EHR design matters © CureMD Healthcare
EHRs • Some EHR vendors’ products are affecting patient safety, workflows and user satisfaction • One of the most important factors affecting patient safety is medication list • A good EHR system would give you complete medication list every time it is required • It will not automatically remove a medication from the list upon expiry • This assists physicians as it ensures they have all the knowledge before suggesting new medications for the patient
EHRs • In EHRs that are not patient-centric, the medication will automatically disappear from the list when the prescribed duration elapses • These EHR vendors will proudly show off this drawback as a beneficial feature for physicians, claiming it saves time and hassle • Most top EHR vendors will not allow their product to take any medication off the list unless the physicians do it themselves • In real life, patients are irregular with their medications and might not be able to finish the required dosage on time
EHRs • Health information management systems which are truly integrated, intuitive and built around patient safety will always present physicians with the options they need • Web-based EHRs built on a single platform are the ones that truly help care providers in reducing costs and improve patient safety • Not all EHRs are offering these features and some of them are really a waste of time and money but the ones which stand out are built after years and years of physician input and innovation
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