More and more governments are now realizing that primary care is the pillar of a well-integrated, modern healthcare and social services system. The primary physician is now tasked with coordinating the care of an aging population in an ever more complex continuum of care. Proactive and interdisciplinary primary care requires investment in information technology to improve the sharing of medical relevant and timely information. Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) are but a first step in this direction.
In many jurisdictions, government programs subsidizes the purchase and/or implementation of EMRs; however, there are, in parallel, growing expectations for practices to be fully integrated into the local and regional care systems. EMRs can be an important tool in improving access and quality to primary care for practices – when done right.
Moreover, many primary care practices are evolving their approach beyond simple EMRs, whether through virtual consults, personal health records and patient portals, virtual consultations, secure messaging, electronic booking, self check-in, remote chronic disease management, etc.
Despite all these new technologies, most physician practices do not have dedicated IT specialists on their staff. This is where Gevity’s team of experts, with a wide range of technical and healthcare expertise, can transform complicated situation into a smooth and easy implementation. We can help your practice make sense of all these technologies and lay out a sensible, customized strategy that works for practitioners and their patients by choosing and configuring the optimal solution.
A proper infrastructure, workflow analysis, process optimization, change management and training plan are essential components for a successful, cost-effective information system implementation.
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Marc Koehn, Chief Operating Officer