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Don’t let fear of the unknown hold you back from switching EHRs


Chances are that your optometry office already has an electronic health record system – and assuming that is true, the chances that you are unhappy with that EHR system is probably pretty high. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Don’t let fear of the unknown hold you back from switching EHRs

  • Dont Let Fear of the Unknown Hold You Back from
    Switching EHRs
  • Chances are that your optometry office already
    has an electronic health record system and
    assuming that is true, the chances that you are
    unhappy with that EHR system is probably pretty
  • EHRs can have a host of problems, but these tools
    are so valuable to most offices, the fear of
    switching EHR providers can be huge. You have
    probably had this system for years and have
    gotten used to its quirks, downsides, snafus, and
    shortcomings. Just as you may have gotten used to
    your old car that leaks oil in the driveway, the
    comfy sofa that your dog chewed, or your old
    phone with the cracked screen and poor battery
    life, the thought of switching EHRs can be
    unsettling or even downright scary.
  • While those fears may be real, they are also
    likely unjustified. Switching to a new EHR
    provider can mean you get to take advantage of
    the newest advancements in smart automation and
    technology and switch to an electronic health
    record system that is more powerful, more secure,
    and easier for everyone to use.
  • This blog looks at the most common fears
    associated with switching electronic health
    record systems and why, despite those fears,
    making the big switch may be the best thing you
    can do for your practice, your staff, and your
  • Common fears with switching EHR software
  • Even if your old electronic health record system
    software is not pulling its weight or doing what
    you want it to, there are a variety of reasons
    why you may fear switching from it to a new EHR
    system. Those fears include
  • Changing something you are familiar with Not
    that long ago, your office was likely using paper
    records for everything, and then filing those,
    searching for them, and storing them. Electronic
    health record software represented a major leap
    forward suddenly, all of that information was
    available from a laptop, phone, or tablet,
    meaning front office staff no longer had to copy
    or print out forms and health care providers did
    not have to lug them from office to office.
    Instead, accessing patient records or upcoming
    appointments was as easy as logging into a
    computer, accessing your dashboard, and finding
    the needed documents in a matter of seconds. You

  • grew to know this system and all of its faults
    pretty well. Changing, naturally, can make
    almost anyone apprehensive.
  • Having to learn a new system You and all of your
    staff may have spent days in class learning how
    to use your new electronic health record
    software, and then engaged in
  • continuous update classes ever since then. That
    was a lot of work and it makes sense to think
    that getting a new EHR
  • system means throwing away everything you already
    learned and starting over.
  • Worries that your staff may resist learning the
    new system As
  • hard as you worked to learn how to use your new
    electronic health record system, your staff
    likely worked just as hard, too. Will they be
    thrilled about the prospect of forgetting
    everything they have already learned and starting
    over on something new just because you said it
    will be good for the patients and the practices
    bottom line? No way.
  • Fears that you will be blamed if things do not
    work out the way you said they would This is a
    real fear, and something to take into account. It
    is a common fear because when something goes
    wrong, you can bet there will be a lot of people
    ready to point fingers at you even if it is not
    your fault, and that anything that does go the
    wrong in the switch to a new EHR could be blamed
    on lower profits, higher costs passed along to
    patients, and more problems in the overall
    efficiency of your practices delivery of care.
  • Signs that the time is right to switch your EHR
  • While your fears may be real, the reasons to
    switch your electronic health record software can
    be important to almost every aspect of your
  • Here are some signs that your fear of switching
    may pale in comparison to the benefits you would
    get from an actual switch
  • Your EHR workflow is impacting your efficiency
  • Your EHR is unable to grow as you add health care
    providers, locations, or specialties
  • You are not happy with your current EHR vendor,
    particular when it comes to customer service
  • Other optometry offices have EHRs with helpful
    new features
  • and yours is not getting updated
  • You dont have mobile access with your EHR system

  • You need to improve your offices productivity to
    keep up with consumer demands, employee
    expectations, and what your competition is able
    to offer
  • Top features to look for when you are ready to
    switch your electronic health record software
  • Top EHR software from a leading EHR software
    provider will have a range of features that will
    streamline your office. Top features to insist
    that your next EHR system has include
  • 24/7 access from any device especially mobile
    devices like tablets and phones
  • Easy patient scheduling tools that save your
    office time and customers can use without the
    need to call for help
  • Built in templates and order sets
  • A simple and attractive user interface that gets
    you to any screen in just a few clicks
  • Smart task management capabilities that help your
    office staff get more done with less wasted time
  • The ability to generate tons of meaningful use
    data for clinical
  • and financial reporting
  • Get to know EHR features from Eye Care Leaders
  • Eye Care Leaders is a leading provider of the
    best EHR software. EHR choices from Eye Care
    Leaders include myCare iMedicWare, My Vision
    Express, and a suite of a la carte add-on
    services that handle MIPS, revenue cycle, patient
    payment collection solutions, and more.
  • To learn more about the reasons why you should
    switch to Eye Care Leader from your current EHR
    provider, contact an EHR specialist today.
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