Senior Health Care Needs Require EHRs

Across the health care industry, providers are already preparing for a massive shift in medical coverage, as the baby boomer generation is heading into retirement age. In the next few decades, geriatric care will become a major focus for care providers due to various factors.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, modern medicine has extended the life spans of many Americans – which means that the population of seniors is expected to double in the next 25 years to 72 million individuals. In fact, according to the CDC, 20 percent of the U.S. population will be comprised of seniors by 2030. Clearly, physicians need to take steps now to come up with care strategies for treating this demographic, which includes the adoption of intelligent medical software.
Senior health care needs require EHRs.

Many seniors move from acute care settings and often face chronic illness at the same time, which means that health IT infrastructure should not fall short. Some of the biggest health crises in the U.S., including diabetes, heart disease and obesity, will become quite challenging for the elderly in the next few years.
There are several IMS benefits that can assist providers with optimal senior care, including:

  • Chronic care management EHR features
  • Scalable solutions that adapt to practices large and small
  • ICD-10 compliant software
  • A single database for EHR and practice management
  • Specialty templates that adjust to the myriad challenges of senior care, including osteoporosis, arthritis, emphysema, hypertension, COPD, diabetes and other chronic illnesses
  • E-prescribing options that allow providers to keep better track of medications
  • Referral management capabilities for specialists

Senior care will become one of the key challenges facing the U.S. medical system in the next few decades. As such, physicians need to be prepared to treat this growing population with the best possible health IT advancements, including IMS.

Sourcing:

http://www.cdc.gov/aging/pdf/state-aging-health-in-america-2013.pdf

http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/HOM-70460/AHA-Healthcare-industry-should-prepare-now-for-baby-boomers.html

http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20140208/MAGAZINE/302089937/long-term-care-needs-ehr-connection

http://www.meditab.com/ehr-specialties/internal-medicine-ehr/

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