The workflow in allergists’ offices can get hectic, and if you’re in the allergy business, a new round of seasonal allergic rhinitis is poised to bring even more patients through your door.
Roughly 24 million adults and children were diagnosed with allergic rhinitis in 2012. (Leaving aside the primary care doctors who steped in to treat them, that works out to about 4,400 per US allergist!) As we head into September, when ragweed pollen typically reaches its highest levels across the country, a lot of patients will be looking for relief for their congestion, sneezing and itchy eyes.
As an allergist, you know how to help your patients breathe more easily. But is your office software doing all it can to help you manage their sometimes complicated diagnostic tests and treatment?
An EHR designed for an allergy practice’s particular needs
AllergyEHR is Meditab’s specialty solution for allergists. We were recognized as the top ambulatory allergy and immunology EHR vendor in 2013 by Black Book Rankings. The AllergyEHR system is part of our line of intelligent medical software (IMS).
At its heart is the AllergyEHR Shot Lab, which helps allergists manage two mainstays of diagnosis and treatment: skin testing and immunotherapy shots.
This feature allows the provider to document patients’ skin test reactions – using wheal and flare or scores — to dozens of molds, grass and tree pollens and other allergens. This feature is customizable, allowing you to add or remove entries with ease.
The AllergyEHR Shot Lab also provides a comprehensive shot management solution. With this system, you can:
- Track vials with bar-coded labels.
- Rapidly create vials with different dilutions.
- Generate lot numbers to track diluents and antigens.
- Manage your inventory and track lot numbers.
Click here for more info on AllergyEHR’s unique features.
These tools tie in with other Meditab products and services that will help your practice analyze its productivity, manage e-prescribing, handle revenue cycle management, and encourage patients to become more engaged in their health care through a portal. You’ll also find round-the-clock support by phone, and agents are also available to help you within the IMS system.
Allergists who use this solution have found that it’s associated with:
- 95 percent average collection ratio.
- 15-day average commercial turnaround.
- 12-day average Medicare turnaround.
- 7-day average Medicaid turnaround.
- 3 percent accounts receivable over 90 days.
As we know well, you have many choices for software that supports your practice. However, cookie-cutter systems built for a general medical practice don’t necessarily match an allergy practice’s specific needs.
Whether you’re outfitting your practice for the first time or switching out a disappointing EHR (like many of our allergist customers have done), you don’t have to settle for a system that slows down your workflow or interrupts your patient care.