How converting to a paperless office can benefit your practice
In recent years, businesses in a variety of industries have gone “paperless,” abandoning printed documents in favor of digital communication. Advocates say it’s cost-efficient and good for the environment. But how practical is converting to a paperless office for your healthcare practice?
There are numerous benefits of a paperless office, from both the provider and patient perspective, said Dr. Nimisha Agarwal, a pediatrician with MacArthur Medical Center in Irving, Texas.
“It's something that everyone's moving towards and that patients really appreciate having at their fingertips — being able to pull things up electronically from whatever media they want,” she said.
For a practice, the benefits of a paperless office include:
“I think the best feature of Intergy for our practice is the EHR,” Pettry said. “We are completely paperless. We don't use any type of paper forms, any superbills, anything of that nature. We like to have computers in all of our rooms so that we can actually talk one-on-one with the patients while we're doing the documentation process.”
Then there’s the matter of protecting data. Medical practices are just as vulnerable as any facility to fire, flood, or other natural disaster. As this blog post describes, going paperless is an important step toward preventing the loss of important patient information.
Even if you don’t eliminate printed forms entirely, your practice stands to benefit from exploring ways to reduce use of paper, including optimizing use of its EHR. To learn more about Greenway’s Intergy EHR and practice management platform, request a free consultation today.
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