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Technology Tricks to Keep Your Small Clinic on Track

In the past, medical clinics executed every document on paper but in today’s digital age, electronic forms, documents, and signatures are the standard for superior customer service and office efficiency. Technology for clinics is designed to maintain confidentiality while also facilitating productivity and faster processing of information. These technology tricks can help your medical office to operate as smoothly as possible.

Telemedicine

Telemedicine allows the practitioners in your clinic to make diagnoses without patients having to set foot into your facility. This can save both of your time and increase productivity overall. Telemedicine works for simple diagnoses for conditions such as pink eye and allergic rhinitis, as well as more complex conditions such as stroke. With telemedicine, your physicians can make referrals, write prescriptions, provide medical advice, and tell patients when they need to go to the emergency room.

MedPro Systems Databases

Databases like MedPro Systems allow you to verify the credentials, licensure, and information of any medical care person on your team. This is useful when you have a temporary or short-term staff filling in for another member of your team or for just a temporary amount of time. The MedPro Systems databases also provide helpful services including prescription verification, billing validation, and compliance validating or regulating authorities. All clinics need to comply with the DQSA/DSCSA acts as well as many other government regulations, so having something on hand to keep track is important to have.

Electronic Medical Records

Electronic medical records make use of databases and easy to navigate online forms through a portal. Your staff can have provider access while patients may also be able to access their accounts and see their most recent laboratory tests and their medication doses. With electronic medical records, your medical clinic can track a patient’s health over time and identify a progressive or chronic illnesses. These health records can be integrated if your clinic is a part of a network or has affiliations with hospitals.

Mobile Devices

When your patients have detailed questions such as the side effect of a medication that is being prescribed, having access to mobile devices can be helpful. Physicians and assistants can quickly look up information and even recommend online resources. These devices can be networked to your printer so that relevant documents can be printed for the patient to take home and refer to at a later time as well.

With these technology tricks up your sleeve, you will be able to operate a productive medical office. Your staff will appreciate the ease of finding and updating information, while your patients will appreciate not having to fill out new paperwork on every visit. These tricks will help you to save time and money and can help to improve each patient interaction.

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"Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan."

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