Wellness Works Management Partners Blog

How Doctors Can Make Better Use of Health Records

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

Your health records constitute one of the most important tools in your doctor’s arsenal. It would be almost impossible for your doctor to effectively treat you without knowing your past illnesses, medications, family history and allergies. Despite this, medical records are often a surprisingly disorganized and underutilized tool. There are numerous reasons for this, such as restrictive regulations and difficulty in accessing information. Luckily, there are also many ways that this process can improve.

Data Analytics

There has never been a time in history where doctors have had more access to information regarding their patients. From drug interactions to past test results, the size of a typical patient health file is staggering. While this wealth of information is a positive trend, it also requires a more measured approach to be used effectively. One of the most powerful tools that a doctor can employ is data analytics. This allows third-party applications to dynamically assess and categorize information. Not only does this allow doctors to spot trends that they may otherwise have missed, but it allows access to information to be automated so that doctors can quickly find the information they need. Doctors should take advantage of apps that help them manage what data is most important at the moment.

Delegate Responsibilities

From the perspective of a doctor, the amount of information available is both a blessing and a curse. Regardless of the crucial nature of many records, it is easy for doctors to become overwhelmed based upon the sheer volume of information that they must process and record. Thus, doctors need to delegate these duties to ensure an efficient outcome. The use of scribes and other assistants can streamline the data collection process to allow doctors to focus on what they do best.

Electronic Records Are Key

In sharp contrast to the rest of the world, the medical industry has been surprisingly slow to adopt a digital footprint. In fact, the majority of medical records in the United States are still held only in paper versions. While the process of digitization has been slow, progress is being made. Slowly, both legislative regulations and hospitals themselves are beginning to favor digital recordkeeping. This improves clarity, speed, and transferability.

A doctor’s job is an exceedingly difficult and multifaceted task. In an ideal world, medical records should ease this strain rather than hinder it. Luckily, through a combined process of digitization and data analytics, this goal is finally becoming a reality.

Here’s another article you might like: Is Your Clinic Making One of These Efficiency Mistakes?

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Share this post with your friends

More to explorer

business plan for private practice

How to Create a Business Plan for Private Practice

Table of Contents Reasons for Writing a Business Plan for Private Practice You want to Start a Business You Own an Established Practice and seeking help You Need to Determine your Objectives You are Trying to Predict the Future You Want to Use it to Raise All the Money you

Read More »
business foundation

How To Build Business Foundation For Your Private Therapy Practice

Table of Contents Definition of Business Foundation Before defining the Business Foundation, first, define what foundation means because it might mean something different to you than me or whatnot. So let’s explain it. According to Merriam-Webster: The act of founding is the foundation. A basis upon which something stands or

Read More »
Healthcare Marketing strategy for private practice

Your 2021 Healthcare Marketing Strategy Guide

6 Strategies to Improve your Healthcare Marketing Strategy Having a proper healthcare marketing strategy is vital to compete and thrive in the 2021 post-COVID market.  The healthcare industry is a billion-dollar monster. As a private practice, you need to have a healthcare marketing strategy that fully encapsulates the ins and

Read More »

Transforming Private Practice's through strategic consulting, innovative management solutions, and a proven set of marketing strategies to increase patient growth.

We offer an extensive range of solutions while providing more flexibility, value, and support than your traditional MSO.

Comments are closed.