Physicians may find it a challenge to choose appropriate software for their practice with the vast number of electronic medical record (EMR) software choices on the market. To find suitable EMR systems for your pulmonology practice, you should first familiarize yourself with what criteria to use and what features to look for in a potential software.
To find the right EMR for your pulmonology practice, you should look for software that is designed specifically for pulmonologists or a similar specialty. This type of system will be the most useful to your practice because pulmonology EMR software is customized to deal with the unique characteristics of treating respiratory conditions. Pulmonologists rely heavily on medical devices to help monitor and detect respiratory abnormalities so your software choice should be able to integrate with CT, X-ray and PET equipment; spirometers; bronchoscopes; and other devices.
The workflow within a pulmonology practice varies depending on whether the approach to treating the patient is symptom-based or condition-based. The appropriate EMR will take this into account. Since pulmonologists often treat patients with chronic lung disease, pulmonology EMR enable the physician to track and examine pertinent trends over time, throughout the course of the disease. Additionally, many of your patients may be suffering from time-sensitive or life-threatening conditions, so you should make sure that your pulmonology EMR has a robust alert system capable of providing the appropriate emergency notifications.