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Integrating Telehealth and EHR

The telehealth boom as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has sparked discussions on how to reach the smooth integration of telehealth into electronic health records. Some telehealth platforms provide agnostic integration with a number of EHR systems, whereas some EHRs have their own telehealth solution in-house.

What works for a certain system may not necessarily be the best solution for another. There are many considerations to take into account. when choosing an EHR provider or considering a move to another.

You may wish to begin by understanding whether the vendor for whom you are operating currently provides a unified solution, or have other solutions been developed along the way. Where do you begin, and is it a fully integrated platform versus one vendor with several platforms to offer? A trade-off study should also be considered: What do you lose in feature functions with a single vendor versus integration gain? The third consideration is the case of intended use: More specialized treatment may mean having to find a more specialized solution.

At CareOptimize, we offer a rich array of EHR utilities designed to assist clients and staff in increasing their productivity, including free utilities such as our Document Auto-Completion templates and the Coronavirus Crystal Report.

To read more, please visit https://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/when-integrating-ehr-and-telehealth-one-size-doesnt-fit-all.

This update is provided by CareOptimize. We provide healthcare management consulting services and products, managed care solutions, value-based expertise, Nextgen EHR utilities, MIPS consulting, and more. CareOptimize has helped numerous healthcare organizations succeed for more than a decade. For more information, please call 855.937.8475.