For the Record: The Necessity of EHRs
Although we live in a digital world, according to Salesforce research, more than half of healthcare consumers don’t know how to access their comprehensive health record. In fact, many patients still keep paper copies of their health records in a filing cabinet, drawer, or even a shoebox. The security of those documents is constantly in jeopardy, and they can be easily misplaced or destroyed. What’s more, patients also depend on their providers to keep track of their health information for them.
To provide the best healthcare possible, providers can implement an electronic health record (EHR) system to give doctors, nurses, administrative assistants, and other healthcare professionals easy, immediate, and accurate access to relevant health records. Healthcare professionals can collaborate better among departments, transfer records more easily, and access updated guidelines and recent medical research. EHRs can also sync with systems like the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System, which monitors the safety of approved drugs and therapeutic biologic products, and new recommendations can be implemented immediately for safer practice.
Why are EHRs so important?
What to consider when implementing a new EHR system.
Set the records straight.
Although this software has been on the market for several decades, many providers are still not taking full advantage of the benefits.
EHRs are an essential technology for all providers. With doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, and patients working together, the process of providing and receiving the best healthcare possible is just a click away. See for yourself how new technologies are revolutionizing how patients and providers keep track of the data that matters most with Salesforce Health Cloud.