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Electronic Clinical Notes, EMR & EHR Solutions
Are you spending more time with yellow patient paper files than with patients? Healthbridge can change that with our intuitive & easy to use Electronic Clinical Notes / EMR / EHR platforms that have been designed specifically for the healthcare professional at the practice.
Become a paperless practice
Create scripts, sick notes, referrals & clinical notes electronically. Plus, have all your Ampath & Lancet patient pathology reports sent directly to your patient file.
Access your practice anywhere, anytime
Cloud-based technology enables you to store rich clinical information that can be easily accessed as & when you need it, from wherever you may be.
Monitor patient progress over time
Store patient clinical metrics such as height, weight, blood pressure, BMI & more. Over time, spot trends & warning signals.
Healthbridge’s clinical software solutions
Healthbridge’s Electronic Clinical Notes / EMR / EHR software works together with Healthbridge Billing, giving you all the right tools to help you manage your practice’s scheduling, clinical records, billing & so much more. There are two clinical options available: i) Healthbridge Clinical (For General Practitioners & Consulting Specialists) & ii) myMPS with Clinical Notes (For Allied Healthcare Professionals)
Cloud-based Electronic Medical Health Record (EMR) & Medical Billing software designed for General Practitioners & Consulting Specialists.
Healthbridge Clinical is an electronic medical record (EMR) designed for General Practitioners & Consulting Specialists who want to benefit from electronic patient files. It is surprisingly quick & easy to use during consultation. Unlike more complex EMRs, we co-designed our system with a team of doctors, ensuring it works the way doctors want to work.
To download brochure click here.
*Healthbridge Clinical is best suited for General Practitioners & Consulting Specialists.
myMPS with Clinical Notes
The simplest cloud-based Medical Billing with Clinical Notes software, designed specifically for Allied Healthcare Professionals.
Clinical Notes in myMPS is designed for the Allied Professional who wants a simple way to digitise their clinical notes. Delivering care is easy in a single system that unifies the clinical & billing process.
To access the brochure, click here.
*myMPS with Clinical Notes is best suited for Allied Healthcare Professionals.
Learn how Electronic Clinical Notes / EMR / EHR software can work in your practice
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Electronic Clinical Notes / EMR / EHR FAQs
EMR stands for Electronic Medical Record & EHR stands for Electronic Health Records.
An EMR / EHR is a digital version of the traditional paper-based medical record for an individual. The EMR / EHR represents a medical record within a single facility, such as a doctor’s office or a clinic.
The purpose of an EMR / EHR is to have all the right patient information available & accessible quickly & reliably, from any location. An EMR / EHR facilitates this by easily summarising patient data to highlight important information (such as allergies & conditions) & clinical trends. In summary, the purpose of an EMR / EHR is to improve patient care by giving the treating doctor – or doctors – relevant data, in a structured manner that will enhance their care decisions.
A good question to ask when choosing a system is what happens if I want to leave the practice? A good EMR / EHR, who has the patient and doctor’s best interests at heart & the legalities around storing patient files, should at least allow that doctor to access those records for the stipulated amount of time.
The good ones are. An EMR / EHR that is integrated & can immediately send a claim through, will save a practice a lot of time & effort. So, if it can convert the clinical encounter into a claim & give practices the option of submitting it straight to the medical schemes, you have a better chance of collecting payment before the patient leaves the practice.
A key feature of an EMR / EHR is how it allows you to scan historic files and make them readily available in your electronic record. So, you can have a combination of the data you’ve captured electronically and your historical paper files. That has got to be incredibly easy and straightforward to do otherwise you will end up with a messy hybrid solution of your paper and digital systems. Essentially that means, take a picture or scan and upload the documents into the patients’ digital folder & it’s something that admin staff can do, not just the doctor.
When deciding your upload strategy use the size of your practice, how many patient files you have, the make up of chronic vs acute patients, etc. as guidance as to how you should be going about transferring files from paper to digital. This is something you should be able to engage with your solution partner to make it as easy as possible.
Digital security is actually a lot safer than physical security. For example, there’s no way of knowing when a paper file goes missing, unless maybe when you need it & can’t find it. That doesn’t happen with electronic records. It’s similar to internet banking – initially it was met with caution and uncertainty, but I think most people would agree that it’s safer to pay for something electronically than to manually draw & carry cash from an ATM.
So how safe is your data? It’s actually safer than having it on paper. And as a doctor, it reduces your risk that are the result of misplaced files, unauthorised access, missing information, incomplete or incorrect information.
The most direct route is to ask the solution provider the question but it’s actually more than a simple yes or no. Some good questions to ask are: what steps are you taking to remain POPI compliant? How are you staying abreast & ahead of the latest security challenges & risks? Bearing in mind that security goes much broader than POPI compliance.
A good EMR / EHR will have Telehealth functionality built into it that will allow doctors to capture patient information while conducting the consult at the same time. It’s more than being integrated but the components actually work together – so a doctor is able to do everything without having to switch between tabs or solutions or devices or browsers. An EMR / EHR that truly enables telehealth will also alert doctors to when a patient has arrived for their consult, & help you manage the waiting times so you don’t have any delays or wasted time waiting for patients to log on, etc. A good EMR / EHR will also notify the patient with reminders about their appointment & how to access it.
And lastly, an EMR / EHR that understands the value & disruption that Telehealth will likely bring to doctors’ visits as we know it will consider the legal aspects of a Telehealth consultation. A good EMR / EHR will have an audit of what took place in the consultation, whether there were clinical notes captured, how long the consultation was. It essentially helps you with terms & conditions, patient consent, security, the patient journey, & the legal side – not purely just a video call.
All patient information is digitally filed & organised for quick access. No more shuffling through paper files & no more space occupied by filing cabinets
Patients checked into the online calendar will reflect in the virtual waiting room. Access patient files directly from the virtual waiting room.
Access patient consultation notes and outcomes online including diagnoses, allergies, prescriptions, medical certificates and pathology results.
Record & trend important patient vitals
View medicine selection, with access to pharmaceutical prescribing reference guide
With just a few simple clicks, symptom & examination history is captured
Print or email sick notes.
Customise and print referral letters for your patients.
Print or email prescriptions.
Access pathology results straight from Healthbridge Clinical
Clinical information is easily converted to billing instructions.
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