Paper medical records are outdated and inefficient. Electronic medical records (EMR) are the way of the future.
The benefits of EMR include storing, organizing, and accessing your patients’ records in one place. Moreover, the EMR system’s invention has helped reduce medical errors, increase efficiency, and save time.
One of the most apparent advantages of the EMR system is that it is a more secure way to store patient information. Patients are more comfortable knowing that their information is in a place that is less susceptible to tampering and theft.
The implementation of the EMR system has been met with challenges, but the benefits of the system far outweigh them. This guide thus addresses the steps needed to transition from paper to electronic medical records successfully.
1. Involve Your Staff
The transition from paper to EMR software in India can be challenging for any facility. It’s important to involve your staff in the process to create buy-in and reduce the likelihood of resistance.
There are many ways to involve your staff; here are five suggestions:
- Train your staff regularly
- Involve them in the planning process
- Communicate the reasons why the change is happening
- Have your staff provide feedback on the new system