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Digital health and Health Information Technology (HIT) components have become essential to the critical care process during the COVID-19 crisis. The demands of social distancing have helped to facilitate digital transformations and greater flexibility in healthcare. Innovative approaches have helped disrupt outdated business practices, such as manual records retrieval, and pave the way for more streamlined Health Information Technology solutions.

Health Information Technology Critical Care

Medical Practice Management

Medical Practice Management (MPM) systems offer strategic classification and assessment to support the practice’s clinical and administrative aspects. MPM systems support more streamlined practice management as part of health information technology.

  • MPM systems track patient demographics.
  • It allows you to manage patient flow better.
  • MPM systems are geared toward supporting clerical requirements, including general documentation.

The MPM systems are a centralized repository for medical data, allowing practices to streamline the appointment management and insurance verification processes.

Medical Billing - Financial Health Information Systems

Medical Billing systems allow you to address the full workflow process, including patient tracking, insurance verification, insurance claims, and payment processing. Financial health information systems are even more critical in this time of COVID-19.

  • Medical billing systems prevent HIPAA, CCI, and LCD errors.
  • It facilitates a more streamlined acceptance and reimbursement process.
  • Medical billing systems support your levels of specialization and care.

The medical billing process syncs up well with medical technology and workflow demands in a COVID-19 remote-working environment.

Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Systems

Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems allow you to manage patient data easily. It will enable you to document and store medical records in a safe, secure, and shareable repository.

  • EHR systems support improved care coordination. Patients expect this level of seamless accessibility.
  • It supports better communication with patients by integrating emails, text messaging, and phone call reminders.
  • EHR systems save time and money, with fewer errors and reduced risk.

EHR systems are more critical than ever during this COVID-19 era to ensure better diagnostics, treatments, and subsequent patient outcomes. The EHR systems support better client care while considering evolving social distancing and business requirements for health information technology. EHR systems also improve the medical record retrieval process, expediting and technologically enabling the process.

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Systems

Telehealth/Telemedicine Platforms are Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) systems that allow you to gather, monitor, and track patient data from the comfort of home. These systems have become increasingly essential during this COVID-19 era.

  • RPM systems can predict and help prevent the escalation of critical-care situations.
  • It allows you to reduce costs while managing chronic-care conditions.
  • RPM facilitates the gathering of data, which can then make recommendations for care and wellness.

Telehealth platforms better accommodate patient needs and expectations.

RPM systems can be used to address non-critical healthcare, including workmen’s comp, substance abuse, post-surgery, and behavioral health treatment. Beyond telemedicine’s standard applications, health information technology now delves into realms that include Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and wearable medical devices.

Patient Scheduling Systems

Patient Scheduling Systems have become more self-directed, with patients now able to schedule and update appointments for the dates and times that are most convenient for them. Patient Scheduling is part of patient Portal capabilities. These new features offer a new level of access to the EHR systems.

  • Patient Scheduling and Portal Systems support improved accessibility.
  • It facilitates better communication and transparency between the practice and the patient.
  • These systems also save time and money by eliminating much of the phone-tag and scheduling chaos.

Patient Scheduling and Portal Systems have become essential in the era of COVID-19, with the increase in precautions and the roll-out of alternative telemedicine appointment options. These systems allow the practice to understand better patients’ needs, which have led to flexible options, never considered viable options for health information technology.

The Next Step: Electronic Health Information Exchanges (HIEs)

Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) are designed to improve health safety, reliability, and outcomes – but they do much more than that. HIE systems support better, more efficient patient care and leverage technology to make medical records retrieval processes much easier and quicker

  • HIE systems streamline administrative tasks.
  • HIE systems support better engagement with patients.
  • HIE systems improve the quality, speed, coordination, and even cost of patient care.

ChartSwap is a single-platform resource that streamlines health information exchange capabilities. Demands on the healthcare industry have evolved with the COVID-19 era. The ability to quickly diagnose and treat patients is more critical than ever. ChartSwap offers a solution that allows every practice to embrace the future of technological innovation while ensuring high-quality care, accessibility to remote healthcare, and sharing of healthcare data. It’s fast, simple, and secure!

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Chinh Phan

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