|Your Master - EMR Systems
EMR systems require a complete electronic conversion
of the medical practice. They demand a radical change
in the management of the practice by completely restructuring
how information is entered into the system, often requiring
cumbersome data input by the physician. The results
can be disastrous: Major practice disruptions, unsatisfactory
data entry, and compromised patient care.
|Your Servant - Document Imaging System
A document imaging system gives the option of using
both paper and electronic documents harmoniously. The
electronic record fully maintains the "look and
feel" of the familiar and comfortable paper chart.
Nothing has to change in the method by which the physician
performs his or her documentation of patient care. Unlike
an EMR system that requires your staff to learn new
applications, document imaging allows your staff to
maintain their modus operandi; thus incurring minimal
interruption and requiring a short learning curve.
|Forces physicians to change mode of practice
Every practicing physician has developed a comfortable
method of documenting patient care. In multi-physician
practices, where some doctors are more comfortable with
technology than other, an EMR solution that demands complete
and absolute electronic conversion is disruptive and profoundly
obtrusive to physicians who are comfortable and satisfied
with the status quo.
|Maintains mode of practice
Most doctors' object to a dramatic change in how they
practice; accordingly, document imaging allows physicians
to maintain their paper-base data entry system, but have
the flexibility to allow for computer data entry if desired.
A physician's style of practicing medicine remains unscathed.
|Difficult paper-to digital transition
Established practices have a profusion of existing paper
patient charts; when implementing an EMR system, these
charts must either be incorporated into the new system
or maintained-on paper - as a separate "archive,"
necessitating the ongoing use of tow distinct chart systems
for several years. Many EMR systems require the information
in past medical records to be manually typed into the
new system; this requires a highly-trained staff member
to meticulously review each page of the existing patient
chart and type it into the electronic chart.
|Easy paper-to-digital transition
Document imaging requires no data entry. Every past medical
record is scanned into the system with high-speed scanners
in batches that are electronically labeled. This provides
an electronically organized archive of every paper record
once stored in racks, and has been proven to be the most
efficient and reliable solution for converting paper to
|Difficult to learn
A major disadvantage of EMR systems can be the initial
disruption to a practice during the training and implementation
phase. Complicated interfaces and data-entry programs
require extensive training and demand inordinate physician
attention and oversight during the integration phase.
EMR systems require days and even weeks of physician and
staff training to merely return to their former level
of efficiency and patient volume.
|Easy to learn
The power of our document imaging system lies behind the
fact that the physician and clinical staff will master
the system is less than 15 minutes. Because the physician
and support staff continues their normal workflow patterns
for the daily tasks of medical documentation, the training
process is very short.