2016 EHR Trends to Watch

Electronic health records (EHRs) help medical providers meet the ever-growing national regulations such as Meaningful Use and Interoperability which makes data more accessible. The regulations continue to spur many advances strengthening the technology that makes up these systems. Developers work to make these systems more appealing to end users on both sides of the doctor/patient relationship, adding clever applications, better interfaces, and more usability in each version.

In 2016 we expect more cloud based tools which keep cost significantly lower and allows for easier software upgrades and updates. Cloud based systems are more easily accessible from multiple locations, including through mobile devices.

Speaking of mobile devices, we also expect more mobile applications to be developed, not only for ease of use by practices and other medical providers (scheduling, patient chart, prescribing), but also so that patients can access portals allowing for scheduling and other communication while on-the-go.

Finally, along with all this transfer of data, we expect to see new strides in security. Cloud based EHR systems achieve HIPAA compliance through data centers with bank-level security and high-level encryption methods. We expect to see newer, stronger encryption that renders data unreadable during breaches.

To find out more about the new functionality and technological options of different EHRs, contact Microwize Technology at 800-955-0321. Their sales staff is ready to help you learn about software such as Greenway PrimeSuite which is now the top ranked electronic health record (EHR) vendor for customer satisfaction among primary care physicians.


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