Getting your patients more involved through mobile EMR platforms can drastically increase the effectiveness of care administration
What’s all the hype about patient-engagement? Although it’s more prevalent in the media than ever before, patient-engagement is certainly not new. What’s changed are the means used to encourage and allow for patient-involvement. For years, doctors and physicians have been encouraging the involvement of patients in their own health care while lacking today’s technologies which have simplified this process.
An increasing number of patients receiving care were raised in the “Digital Generation” – meaning they are used to the accessibility of multiple services directly via phones, tablets, or computers. Self-involvement is growing through many areas of personal health management from apps designed to track caloric intake to apps displaying yoga positions. Obviously, patient-engagement in medical care is not far behind. In fact, apps made available by EHR & EMR software vendors such as Meditab Software Inc. are in high demand and these HIT (Healthcare Information Technology) companies are keeping up with the supply for the demand.
Key features in patient-engagement apps to look out for
Some of the most simple features are the features to keep an eye out for when deciding on a mobile EHR provider best suited for your practice. Key features include allowing patients to request and confirm appointments, view visitation notes, medications prescribed, billing details, and the capability to send and receive information through a secure messaging platform. The greater the ease-of-use, the more likely your patients will maintain consistent involvement with their own health care.
Benefit from these features as practices notice less cancellations and missed appointments, quicker payments for services provided, and higher qualities of care administered.