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Advancing Health Care With EMR-EHR Transcription for Meaningful Use

MDofficeManager can integrate and import medical transcriptions into any EMR/EHR software system. This creates a complete and unified, electronic patient health records system that improves patient care, billing processes, insurance claims, practice-wide communications and feedback to referring physicians. It also results in operational efficiencies and profitability for your practice or clinic.

One of the best ways to get physicians to adopt electronic medical records (EMR) is to ensure entering information in the system doesn’t disrupt their workflow. But for many physicians, sitting at the computer to type in notes during a patient visit is time consuming, causing many to feel that it detracts from the quality of care they provide. The icing on the cake? A recent report from IDC Health Insights shows decreased physician productivity after an EMR implementation due to workflow disruptions. MDofficeManager eliminates these problems.

One of the best ways practices can avoid these pitfalls is to look for EMRs that have integrated dictation capabilities. Many physicians make a voice recording of medical notes for transcription later and have been doing it that way for years. However, with integrated dictation capabilities, physicians are now able to add necessary notes to the EMR using only voice commands while meeting with the patient. This medical speech recognition technology accurately “types” the notes directly into the medical record in real time as they are spoken, rather than hours after the patient’s visit. The ease of adding notes in a manner that is consistent with the physician’s workflow fosters greater adoption and also improves practice efficiency.

Practices can save money in multiple ways by adopting an EMR with HIPAA-compliant dictation capabilities. First, integrated dictation reduces the time and money practices spend to have a doctor’s notes manually transcribed and entered into the patient’s record. Second, it can eliminate the drop in physician productivity that often accompanies EMR implementation, allowing doctors and other clinicians to maintain their case flow and, as a result, preserve their earning power.

EMR-EHR Integrated TranscriptionIntegrated dictation in combination with a cloud-based solution helps serve the needs of a provider who is constantly on the go, whether moving from one care setting to another or from bed to bed during hospital rounds. In most cases, doctors carrying their iPads on rounds can only access a patient’s information as it already exists in the medical record, and they can’t add notes on the fly via their mobile device; however, this too is changing. Today, doctors can access their EMR data via their mobile devices by leveraging a cloud-based solution as MDofficeManager provides that allows them to dictate notes and update their EMR in real time, the same as they would in the office.

Whether it is in the office or on the go, integrated dictation capabilities help doctors take their focus away from typing notes into the EMR and put it squarely back to where it belongs: on the patient. The less time a specialist spends typing information into the record, the more time they have to deliver one-to-one, high quality healthcare.

Benefits of Integrating and Importing Medical Transcription Records Into EMR-EHR Software Systems

  • Creates a practice-wide electronic records system for patient health information
  • Enhances quality reporting
  • Reduces risks for claims
  • Creates fast and accurate records
  • Cuts billing cycles in half
  • Promotes referrals through better communication with referring physicians

According to the provisions of the HITECH Act of 2009, organizations that are eligible for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and achieve Meaningful Use by 2014 will be eligible for incentive payments. Those who have failed to achieve that standard by 2015 may be penalized. To receive the maximum reimbursement, physicians and hospitals must have achieved stage I of Meaningful Use of EHR for at least a 90-day period within the 2011 or 2012 federal fiscal year and for the entire year thereafter. Those eligible for the Medicaid program must demonstrate Meaningful Use by 2016 in order to receive incentive payments.

How can MDofficeManager help you to achieve this?

MDofficeManager’s medical transcription services provide tools like ADT interfaces, partial dictation with Discrete Reportable Transcription (DRT), CDA documents, HL7 interfaces, etc. These tools allow providers to maintain consistency by continuing to dictate patient notes. These dictated narrative reports can be used to maintain an up-to-date problem list of current and active diagnoses, active medications and allergy lists as a structured data. This is much more efficient compared to point-and-click boilerplate which is eating up providers’ time and attention leading to revenue loss.

Allow MDofficeManager’s dedicated team and best-of-breed resources work your dictated summaries and seamlessly integrate these notes into your EHR system’s forms, fields, and records. EMR integrated transcription  software results better information that leads to superior quality care, manage risks and contain costs.

Benefits of MDofficeManager Medical Transcription for Meaningful Use:

  • Providers can spend more time with their patients. Full Story.
  • Providers can dictate as many always have, enabling them to be more productive. EHR Adoption.
  • Providers can review E-Edit and E-Sign after dictations are transcribed. The final and completed content is delivered to their EHR. Quality.
  • According to research, dictation saves an hour of a provider’s day compared to point-and-click with an EHR system. Increased Revenue.
  • Documented encounters capture the complete, cognitive analysis of clinicians instead of by “one-size-fits-all” templates. Improved Top-Line Coding.

Phil Benninger

 

By Phil Benninger: Business Development Director

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