EHR software development is designing and developing electronic health records software for healthcare organizations like hospitals and clinics. In addition to implementation, an EHR development company would also integrate the electronic health records solution with other medical platforms like practice management, healthcare management systems, and medical informatics to facilitate fast and seamless hospital operations. By acting as a central repository for patients’ health data, EHRs enable doctors to access important medical information with a few clicks and make informed decisions regarding patient care.
Since electronic health records contain all a patient's medical and demographic information, they are a vital tool for effective treatment. This is especially true in the case of medical emergencies and chronic diseases, where a person's medical history can be the difference between recovery and worsening of the disease. Knowing if a person is allergic to something, has a history of substance abuse, or suffers from certain diseases helps physicians make informed treatment decisions.
Having an EHR platform also incentivizes the use of e-prescription software. This software enables patients to receive their prescriptions in digital format and avoid medication mistakes due to illegible handwriting. Pharmacists can directly obtain the prescription from the providers and cross-check the same with patient records. OSP can design and develop E-prescription solutions for providers, which patients can access for clarifications. In effect, this acts as a type of patient engagement system.
As mentioned earlier, electronic medical records contain patients' entire medical history. This means that a person's EHR would have his age, weight, medication history, previous treatments, history of substance abuse (if any), and so on. Having all this information in one place paints a complete picture of a person's health situation. As a result, doctors can know the right medication and determine which drugs to avoid.
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EHR software development is building electronic health records software for medical facilities.
Electronic health records provide patients’ medical information in digital format. As a result, the clinical staff at hospitals and clinics don’t need to handle paper-based files or charts. Being a software platform, EHR can restrict patient information access for all the staff so that every member can only see what their job role requires. For example, a person carrying out medical coding can only view what he or she needs for medical coding and not the entire patient data.
Access controls prevent unauthorized viewing of patient information. Additionally, features like audit logs can also act as a deterrent against unauthorized access. Some EHRs allow people to view their medical records through a secure portal. These features ensure the security and confidentiality of patient information.
EHR software development includes features that support interoperability with other medical systems. This is achieved using a bridging software called Application Programming Interface (API).
An API allows medical software platforms made by different companies and have varying data formats and standards for exchanging data. This is done by translating the formats and adjusting for the standard variation. So, the API translates the data received from the EHR into a format readable by the recipient software. This happens both ways and also across the entire integrated system. As a result, there is smooth data exchange between different systems.
EHR system development enables providers and other non-clinical hospital staff to access patient data in seconds with a few clicks on a screen. As a result, small practices, medium-sized clinics, and large hospitals don’t need to handle physical paperwork or paper-based charts. EHR platforms enable providers to share patient data across the organization and beyond securely to engender cohesion and speed up workflows.
The non-clinical staff involved in patient registration, insurance verification, medical billing, coding, and claims management can access the data they need with a few clicks. This enables them to work faster and be more productive.
The UI/UX of the EHR platform is highly important when it comes to user-friendliness. It determines the navigability of the software and how easy it is to access the functions. Unsurprisingly, this also affects how easily the staff at the medical center can adopt it into their workflows. Needless to explain, the ease of use of any software is a major factor in how well its users receive it.
In addition to the user interface, interoperability is also a major factor. It determines how easily the EHR solution can integrate with existing systems. This is a vital consideration as most healthcare facilities operate integrated systems with multiple software for billing, prescriptions, patient registration, and insurance verification with the EHR.
EHR provides the complete picture of a patient’s health and medical condition to providers at their fingertips. This lets them know if a patient has had previous treatments, is under medication, or has allergies, and other important facts. This information lets doctors make informed decisions about treatments and prescriptions to avoid adverse reactions or unfavorable clinical outcomes.
The presence of an EHR removes or minimizes unknowns that may have adverse side effects on patient health. Moreover, using a data analytics solution with EHR provides further insights into patient health, further improving decision-making accuracy.
The development of an EHR system happens in a series of sequential steps –
1. Validation of an Idea
This is where the idea for the platform gets confirmed. It is based on the client’s needs, and that is where all the pain points, problems, and solutions are discussed. The EHR platform is conceptualized here.
2. Discovery and Prototype
This stage is where the basic structure of the EHR platform is finalized, along with all its features. Developers also finalize the technology stack to be used and the cost and time estimations. This allows them to build a prototype to get a better picture.
3. Design and Development
This is when the company begins to code the software and add all the features.
4. Testing and Debugging
As the name indicates, this is when the software is tested to know if it functions as intended. Any problems are addressed in this stage.
5. Implementation and Maintenance
This is when the EHR platform is implemented at the client’s location. Subsequently, the company also provides periodic support and maintenance services during downtimes.