Choosing the optimal tech solution for your practice can enhance the lives of both doctors and staff, and even lead to an enjoyable patient experience. Choosing the wrong solution can be frustrating, inefficient, and costly. Even more costly is having to move from a bad solution to a new one. How do you choose the right tech solutions for your medical practice (or for any business)?
In this month’s issue of Dermatology World, Morris Stemp and Beverly Wachtel discuss the steps to take to choose the right tech solution. In addition to choosing solutions that fit the needs of your practice, to get the most out of your IT, you’ll also want to make sure that the technology solutions you choose work together and that you (and your staff) know how to use them. Choosing a solution with the right fit for your medical practice will lead to improved productivity, which will help you to take care of patients, run the office more efficiently, and ultimately, get paid faster. To learn the steps to take, read the Technically Speaking column of the February 2015 issue of Dermatology World.
In Morris’ book, “The EHR Guru,” the Guru advises Sam, a medical practice administrator, about how to choose an EHR system and about what is involved in implementing it. He also advises him to leverage his investment in technology to improve workflow in other areas of the practice when he implements the new EHR. Through this Technically Speaking column, the EHR Guru shares more information with his readers about the actual steps in the process of choosing a technology solution. The sidebar to the article (which is found under “Related Resources”) discusses what makes an EHR dermatology specific, as well as other technology solutions for a medical practice that integrate with EHR.