Step-by-step Guide to Switching Ophthalmology EHR Systems

If you are an ophthalmologist and are unhappy with your current electronic health records (EHR) system, there has never been a better time to do something about it. Many of today’s EHR systems are robust and feature-rich, and several address the specific needs of healthcare professionals with specialized areas of focus, like ophthalmology, dermatology or gastroenterology.

We know making a switch can be intimidating, but running your ophthalmology practice with a cutting-edge, all-in-one mobile EHR system can help to simplify and improve your day-to-day operations: potentially helping you buy back valuable minutes per patient­­ and bolstering your bottom line while improving the quality of patient experience.

Choosing an Ophthalmology EHR System That is Right for You

When you download our '11 Considerations When Switching Ophthalmology EHR Systems' guide, you will learn important factors to keep front of mind when considering a new system. These top tips for effectively evaluating EHR systems will help you make a far more informed decision for your ophthalmology practice in what has become an ever-changing healthcare landscape.

And, change it has: The intersection where healthcare and technology converge has become more cluttered and specialized than ever before. The industry is evolving at a lightning fast pace as are the choices for the right technology partner.

Our guide will help you ask the questions that must be asked to identify systems that prioritize and deliver the key benefits that will help you successfully bridge the gap between your front and back offices. Benefits such as:

  • Speeding up your check-in and checkout
  • Streamlining office workflow
  • Automating appointment scheduling
  • Managing your ophthalmology billing
  • Tracking your practice’s financial health with key performance indicator (KPI) reports

Questions to Consider When Choosing an Ophthalmology EHR System

At the most basic level, our guide can help provide you with the questions you should ask when considering a new system to manage your patient records. For instance, how do you determine your resource needs, or how do you choose between various technology platforms? The type of platform you select can have a sizable impact on both how you access and administer patient records, as well as in the magnitude of efficiency improvements it can help your ophthalmology practice realize. Other questions to consider could be:

  • How do you determine the right company and system for your needs?
  • Who are currently the most respected providers of EHR systems designed specifically for ophthalmology practices?
  • How do you go about making the most knowledgeable decision possible regarding the feature sets that will best benefit your practice?  

When you’ve narrowed down your options, it’s extremely important to undertake a comprehensive comparative analysis. Features, performance and support options can vary greatly from EHR system to EHR system and by judging them in relation to one another can help you determine which system will be the best fit for the specific needs of your ophthalmology practice.

By knowing the right steps to take before switching, you can be better equipped to find the best EHR for your practice to help avoid or overcome the inevitable roadblocks along the way.

Remember: During the process of shopping and vetting the various system options available to you, you are bound to have a great deal of questions. Our '11 Considerations When Switching Ophthalmology EHR Systems' guide can help you make sure you ask the right ones, but when it comes time to getting the educated answers you need, you can always contact the ophthalmology specialists at Modernizing Medicine. We know healthcare technology inside and out because we’re the physicians who helped build the #1 ophthalmology software in the industry*.

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