To prevent many diseases and promote fertility in women, regular well woman visits and gynecological exams must be performed. Over the past decade, obstetricians and gynecologists have allowed EHRs to help women and doctors find solutions for their fertility and women's health needs.
Florida OB/GYN practice sees great success with EHR software
There are many chronic conditions that can be possibly detected with the aid of intelligent medical software. One such example was highlighted by the Department of Health and Human Services and showcased the town of Palm Beach, Florida, which has experienced expansive growth over the years. To date, Palm Beach County has been placed in the top 30 most populous counties in the U.S. As a result, Palm Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology OA, which was established in 1993, has also seen a lot of growth as the population of the city continues to expand.
Dr. Sam Lederman, who was once the single practitioner, explained that he saw the potential of EHRs in gynecology as soon as they entered the health IT market. Ever since the practice opened, electronic services have allowed Palm Beach Obstetrics and Gynecology to handle all of its scheduling, billing and collection functions. However, things really changed when these same innovations began to aid doctors in quality patient care. After installing these programs, overall practice efficiency improved significantly, which was much-needed to keep up with the ever-expanding population in Palm Beach. Lederman informed the source that the practice has been issuing upgrades to make the EMR software work even more optimally for its patients, including e-prescriptions and patient portals.
EHR features that help women
There are numerous EHR templates that are specific to well woman health. Detecting many of these ailments is essential to preventing more serious complications further down the line. Some of these templates include:
- pelvic disorders
- sexually transmitted diseases
- urinary tract infections
- ovarian conditions and cancer
- ectopic pregnancy
- hysterectomy (and alternatives to hysterectomy)
- cervical conditions and cancer
- menstrual disorders
- oral human papillomavirus (HPV)
- uterine fibroids
- breast conditions and cancer
- molar pregnancy
- premenstrual syndrome
- uterine prolapse
- brachial plexus
- urogynecology and pelvic floor disorders
Templates for all of these issues can then with tailored to match your patients' specific needs, including clinical flow charts, integrated OB charts, medical history of past pregnancies as well as document and image downloads. Doctors can also issue patient education tools for women via patient portals and find scalable solutions regardless of the the size of their practice.