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EHR vs. EMR Software

The terms electronic health record and electronic medical record (EMR) are sometimes used interchangeably in healthcare. However, there are some key differences. EMR technology is simply a digital version of the patient’s paper chart. This is a good step in the right direction, but EHRs often have more functionality to provide better overall care.

With the right EHR you always have the most accurate and up-to-date information about your patients. You can coordinate care among providers and staff within your clinic, or external providers and support services that are all part of a patient’s care team.

Our EHR software includes an open API to connect with external systems, such as lab and imaging. It also provides more than just a record of care. Our EHR includes clinical quality reporting (CQR) technology to assist clinicians in getting patients the care they need. The system analyzes information in the patient’s chart, such as:

  • Medical history
  • Family medical history
  • Diagnoses
  • Treatment plans
  • Age and gender

Then it recommends appropriate and evidence-based care for each individual patient. Providers will see alerts for specific screenings or other care recommendations, and can use their discretion to determine if it’s the right course of action.

All the EHR tools you need, right at your fingertips

With AdvancedMD you have the technology you need to effectively diagnose patients, reduce medical errors, and provide safer and more effective care.

Secure, cloud-based access from anywhere

Our cloud-based EHR software offers your administrators, providers, and staff access to all the information you need to provide exceptional patient care anytime and from anywhere. The information is stored on secure servers hosted by AWS, the world’s most secure platform. All the information transfer is encrypted to protect against unwanted cyber intrusions. Access your EHR from desktop and laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones.

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Neurology-specific templates

Templates can help your team and your providers get all the necessary information into a patient’s chart about each encounter. They also save time because providers won’t have to remember everything they need to include in each chart and type it in by hand. Choose from a range of neurology templates already available in our system, or create your own custom templates for the most common conditions you treat, including:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain tumors
  • Dementia
  • Epilepsy & seizures
  • Headaches & migraines
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Stroke

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Integrations with external systems & providers

Today’s healthcare systems are increasingly interconnected. Patients often see multiple providers, including their primary care physician and one or more specialists. Having the most accurate and up-to-date information about each patient’s health helps you provide better ongoing care. Share information seamlessly between systems with application programming interfaces (APIs) built into the AdvancedMD EHR software. We already have APIs to connect to the most popular systems, and if we don’t have an API for what you need, we’ll help you build it.

Our system also connects with laboratory and imaging centers so you can get speedy results when patients go for diagnostic tests. Instantly have access to the information in your system without uploading, downloading, manually typing in, or faxing information between offices.

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Remote patient monitoring capabilities

Technological innovations in medical care allow providers and patients to capture more information about their health than ever. The use of remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices can significantly improve patient care, providing you with insight into what’s happening when your patients are living their daily lives outside your clinic. Import data from these devices into your EHR software so you have a more complete picture.

Prescribe medications with just a few clicks

Our ePrescribing module makes it easier than ever to prescribe medication for your patients. It automatically checks existing medication lists and alerts you to any potential interactions or concerns. You can also perform all the required database checks for controlled substances to remain in compliance with state and federal prescribing laws. Then send prescriptions to the patient’s preferred pharmacy with just a click, and easily approve and send refill requests.

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Automated alerts for better care

EHR software should be a tool you can use to provide better care to your patients. Our automated HealthWatcher alerts are designed to notify providers of any recommended care, as well as any concerns based on the information in the patient’s chart. For example, the system might flag an important preventive screening that the patient should get, or a medication interaction risk. The alerts are noticeable without being annoying, and providers have the option to accept or dismiss after reviewing the information to determine if it makes sense for the patient’s care.

Simple reports to meet quality goals

Reporting capabilities are an often overlooked, but essential part of your EHR software for neurology clinics. CMS and other payers are increasingly looking for clinics and providers to prove that they are offering the best possible care at the lowest prices. MIPS & MACRA reporting is an integral part of clinic operations, and getting it wrong can be costly. AdvancedMD can help you get all the information you need, in a report format that meets all the requirements to report on your quality goals each year.

Discover why independent and small neurology practices trust AdvancedMD

Learn more about the software we offer and find out why so many independent neurology clinics trust AdvancedMD as their EHR/EMR software provider. Schedule a demo with our team to see how it works, and how it can improve your neurology care.

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