With the vast number of EMR choices available, it may be a challenge for physicians to select the appropriate software for their practice. To make this process easier, you should understand what criteria to use and what features to be aware of when choosing pain management EMR systems for your practice.
To find the right EMR for your pain management practice, you should look for software that is specifically designed for pain management doctors or a similar specialty. Pain management EMR software is customized to deal with the unique characteristics of treating pain, so this type of software will greatly benefit your practice.
Pain management is a relatively new field that is practiced within several different settings- hospital-based pain management, office-based chronic pain management, acute pain management, chronic interventional pain management, and multi-speciality pain management. EMR software for this specialty must be flexible enough to fit all these styles of pain management.
Managing pain typically involves developing and tracking ongoing therapeutic regimens for each patient, so your EMR solution should be able to track a patient’s progress from visit to visit, and possibly interface with mobile devices or tablets. A good pain management EMR software will also have a thorough pain management drug database to facilitate the dosing and ordering of drugs, as well as electronic prescribing and documenting of all drugs. One additional feature you may want to consider is an automated referral system as most pain management patients come from referrals. This is designed to help make the process more efficient and easier to track.