With hundreds of electronic medical record (EMR) choices on the market, physicians may find it challenging to select the appropriate software for their practice. Knowing the basic criteria and what features to search for in an EMR software is the initial step towards finding suitable software for your OB/GYN practice.
In order to maximize your chances of finding the right EMR for your obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) practice, you should look for software that is designed specifically for obstetrics and gynecology, or a similar specialty. OB/GYN EMR software is customized to deal with the unique characteristics of treating conditions of the female reproductive organs. OB/GYN doctors treat a diverse group of patients – from girls just starting puberty to mature women who have already undergone menopause; from women suffering from chronic conditions to those with acute medical issues; and pregnant women. As such, your EMR should be flexible enough to deal with a variety of patient types.
Obstetrics and gynecology relies heavily on ultrasounds to help monitor and detect abnormalities of the reproductive system, as well as track pregnancy, so your software choice should be able to integrate with ultrasound devices and software. In addition to interfacing with ultrasounds, your OB/GYN EMR software should be able to track perinatal testing and the baby’s progress. This includes compiling data on the baby’s blood pressure, fetal heart rate, weight gain, and glucose levels, and alerting the physician to any potential concerns.