Due to the vast amount of electronic medical record (EMR) choices on the market, physicians may find it challenging to select appropriate EMR software for their practice. It is important to understand the basic criteria and features you should look for in a suitable neurology EMR for your practice.
To find the right EMR for your neurology practice, you should look for software that is designed specifically for neurologists or a similar specialty. Neurology EMR software is customized to deal with the characteristics of treating disorders of the nervous system.
Neurologists rely heavily on imaging tests to diagnose ailments in patients, so your EMR should be compatible with a wide variety of image types from different imaging equipment and software. Your EMR software should integrate with electronystagmography (ENG), positron emission tomography (PET), electroencephalography (EEG), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or other imaging equipment you have at your practice. The EMR software needs to be able to receive and analyze the large amounts of data that may be generated for each of your patients.
Neurology also involves detailed reporting of what is observed in images. As such, neurology EMR software should facilitate note-taking either through handwriting recognition or touch screen keyboards on tablet computers, or transcription of verbal notes using integrated voice recognition software. Additionally, many of your patients may be suffering from time-sensitive or life-threatening conditions, so you should make sure that your neurology EMR has a robust alert system capable of providing the appropriate emergency notifications.