EHR Software for Medical Spas
Electronic Health Records, or EHRs, are one of the most critical tools healthcare providers use to ensure the highest level of care to their patients.
EHRs provide detailed, systemic information about a patient, with input from numerous providers, often across different practices. As such, this tool allows providers to communicate with each other without having to send off a single message, as they are all able to look at the same file with up-to-date information about the patient.
Information in an EMR can include everything from medications (including when the patient took them and why), diagnoses, vital signs, treatments, laboratory data from bloodwork and other tests, radiology reports, and immunizations (including covid and flu vaccines). A well-kept EHR can improve the relationship between patient and provider because the provider can access the patient’s information quicker without asking about it at every visit. They can even aid in clinical trials, as providers whose clinics are part of trials can better identify eligible participants based on pre-existing health info.
Medical spas can be essential to providing a continuum of patient care. As such, the management of medical spas must invest in EHR software that will enable up-to-date charting that can be immediately communicated with other healthcare providers. Primary care physicians, chiropractors, dermatologists, and other specialists will want to be kept abreast of medical procedures their patients have obtained in any healthcare facility.
These procedures may include microdermabrasion and/or dermabrasion, clinical massage, Botox, laser treatments, microsculpting, and liposuction in a medical spa. While these procedures happen in a spa-like luxury setting, they can include varying levels of invasiveness and even lead to complications. As such, all healthcare providers need to be able to access the information performed in a medical spa as long as the patient consents (because of HIPAA regulations).
Because EHRs are stored on networks that can be accessed by anyone who can log in, preserving patient privacy by ensuring that the network and software are HIPAA-compliant is of the utmost importance. Providers across the country create thousands of new EHRs each day, all of which must be stored and transmitted across networks to ensure protected patient data will not fall prey to a security breach.
One challenge in ensuring HIPAA compliance is that the HIPAA Security Rule was published several years before Amazon launched its cloud-based service. Smartphones have become a part of people’s daily lives (and practice operations). Therefore, all healthcare providers, including medical spas, must work with a technology platform that consistently implements best practices to ensure HIPAA compliance. Otherwise, they can become subject to lawsuits when security breaches lead to data leaks that can compromise confidential patient information.
AdvancedMD provides integrated solutions for HIPAA-compliant EHR software that is specially tailored to the needs of medical spas. Medical spas management is inundated with many daily tasks, ranging from hiring and scheduling staff to checking in patients to processing payments (using a HIPAA-compliant payment system) to ensuring a clean facility to staying up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices. EHR software provided by AdvancedMD helps medical spas remain on top of patient health records without adding more to the number of tasks that management must perform each day. In fact, AdvancedMD software can reduce the number of functions while streamlining workflow and improving communication – between team members and across practices. The result is improved patient care and increased patient and staff satisfaction.
EHR solutions integrated with HIPAA-compliant payment processing for healthcare facilities can further streamline the day-to-day operations of a medical spa. Many patients today prefer to make their own payments online rather than handing a credit card to someone at a front desk, and medical payment processing needs to keep up with patient trends. Integrating healthcare payment solutions with EHR software across a spectrum of technological solutions for a medical spa can drastically simplify the maintenance and administration of the business.
With the day-to-day essentials taken care of, the management and staff of medical spas can focus more on the crucial aspects: providing the best patient experience possible in a luxurious setting. Other improvements include better relations among staff members, as each person understands what they are responsible for and worries less about whether the EHR is up-to-date.
Contact AdvancedMD today for a free demo of EHR software for medical spas!
Jed Shay, MD
The Pain Care Center
Keith Berkowitz, MD
Center for Balanced Health
Estaban Lavato, MD
La Loma Medical Center
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