With many electronic medical record (EMR) choices on the market, doctors may find it challenging to select appropriate EMR software for their practice. The following information will tell you what criteria to use and what features to look out for when searching for EMR software for your otolaryngology practice.
In order to maximize your chances of finding the right EMR for your otolaryngology (ENT) practice, you should look for software that is designed specifically for otolaryngologists or a similar specialty. This type of system will benefit your practice because ENT EMR software is customized to deal with the characteristics of treating conditions of the ear, nose, and throat.
Otolaryngologists rely heavily on medical devices to help monitor and detect ENT abnormalities so your software choice should be able to integrate with audiometers, otoscopes, laryngoscopes, and other devices. Otolaryngology also frequently involves audiology exams so your choice of EMR software should have a good interface with audiogram software or be able to create audiology charts directly. Additionally, one unique aspect of practicing this specialty is that otolaryngology practices are often retailers of hearing aids. Some ENT EMR may have point of sale (POS) systems integrated into the software to help with this.