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An integrated EHR or Electronic
Health Record is an EHR which has the ability to interoperate across various
applications and support information sharing/exchange with third parties. Information technology can benefit the
healthcare industry, and different IT companies are working on providing
healthcare IT solutions. EHR is a
comprehensive healthcare system that helps providers and practices in every
aspect of their job. An EHR automates
all the processes from patient treatment to billing, and brings increased efficiency
to a provider’s office.
Today’s EHRs are very advanced
and have feature enriched capabilities. Many practices have been using basic
EHR and billing systems since a long time and now need to upgrade or switch
their EHR to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid meaningful use incentives.
Migration to a new EHR is quite a challenging task because your old EHR holds
all your data. The new EHR should have integration ability to work with your
existing systems to enhance efficiency and workflow.
The top benefit of an integrated
EHR is its ability to pull data from third parties such as labs, pharmacies,
and insurance companies. A provider or practice using an integrated EHR does
not need to fax or print any information. Integrated EHR users can send
information to third parties from their systems and can also receive
information such as lab results and insurance information right on their desktops.
With an integrated EHR system,
providers and practices can automate all their processes and enhance their
workflow. The more efficient processes are, the greater a practice’s chances are
for qualifying for Medicare and Medicaid meaningful use incentives.
MTBC serves healthcare providers and practices with its certified and integrated
EHR system. It is the best choice both
for first time users of EHR or for migration from an old, basic EHR to the
advanced MTBC EHR. For more information about MTBC’s EHR,