GE web-based EMRs to help small practices
Healthcare IT is transforming medicine by giving doctors measurable new ways to be more efficient, standardize care, and reduce errors. One of the technologies at the heart of this transformation is what’s known as Electronic Medical Records, or EMRs. These computerized systems, which create comprehensive digital patient records, do more than simply replace a doctor’s paper chart. They can check for drug interactions, flag health protocols when it comes to procedures and health maintenance, and they track a patient’s condition over time.
First conceptualised by a physician named Lawrence L. Weed, EMR’s have been around since the 1960s. Needless to say, with advancements in computer and diagnostic applications during the 1990s, EMR systems advanced and more widely used by practices. Today, more and more practices are implementing electronic medical records on a number of levels.
For doctors working on their own, such as family practitioners, the time it takes to learn a new system and manage it, combined with the cost of the technology itself, can sometimes be an obstacle to making the high-tech leap.
GE Healthcare recently announced an addition to its EMR line-up – Centricity Advance – a web-based management system specifically designed for smaller practices — making it easy to install, use and maintain.
Small practices have been looking for an affordable solution to help them go digital quickly, minimizing or eliminating the disruptions of lengthy implementation and training times, this is where automation solutions such as Centricity Advance come into play.