No one likes queues. Being stuck in line for hours is a veritable nightmare, especially in hospital settings. But aside from customer dissatisfaction, a queue also racks up clinic costs. How? Well, think about all the time spent by sick infants, adults, and elderly waiting their turn at the doctor’s rather than contributing to billable hours.
Health IT is driving focus on patient-centric care and improving physician’s and patient’s access to data. A noteworthy trend is the burgeoning adoption of EHR (Electronic Health Records) or EMR (Electronic Medical Records) by individual practitioners or medical professionals in clinics and hospitals.
What does PMS stand for? Short for Practice Management Software, it is a type of program used by practices with the aim of organizing administrative tasks, streamlining appointments, simplifying billing and invoice creation, and managing patient medical records.
In Part 1 of the series, we discussed the definition of digital healthcare and how technology powers a fully-functional medical ecosystem. Now, find out more about the impact and challenges of digital healthcare, and what it means for the future of healthcare.