EMR for Orthopedic Surgeons
Electronic Medical Records Software for Orthopedic Surgeons
Nightingale On Demand – A Complete EMR Solution
Nightingale On Demand, a fully-integrated Web-based Electronic Medical Records solution, was developed to meet the specific needs of busy Orthopedic surgeons. From small practices to hospital-owned clinics, Nightingale On Demand enables surgeons to keep paperless charts, improve coding compliance and coordinate patient-care services, such as physical therapy and imaging. With dozens of pre-packaged Orthopedic-specific medical templates, Nightingale On Demand provides everything surgeons need to serve a growing number of patients.
Streamlined patient encounters
Since Orthopedic surgeons daily see a high number of patients, they need ways to streamline the process while providing top-quality care. One way Nightingale On Demand improves patient visits is by giving surgeons a wide choice of documentation tools. Surgeons can use a PC or mobile device, speech-recognition or transcript software to document patient encounters. Another benefit of Nightingale On Demand is the system’s ability to show X-rays on the screen. The reports are stored in the patient records online for easy retrieval. Another competitive edge Nightingale on Demand offers is the ability to see multiple parts of the patient chart at the same time. For example, some surgeons set up Nightingale On Demand on two computer monitors: the first monitor shows the surgeon’s notes and the second monitor shows a split screen with the original referral letter on one side and the lab results on the other.
When Orthopedic surgeons examine hip, lower-extremity or neck injuries, for example, they need to quickly look up the corresponding assessment codes to bill for the encounter and develop the proper treatment plan for the patient. With an ever-growing database of assessment codes, however, finding the correct billing information is often time consuming. Worse, if the wrong code is submitted, reimbursements are delayed, hurting the practice’s cash flow. Nightingale On Demand provides all the necessary assessment codes for Orthopedic surgeons, from general and special surgical consultation to partial and specific assessments.
Orthopedic surgeons are required to record the start and stop time for certain types of patient encounters and procedures, such as steroid-based injections, cervical epidural block, and medial branch block and radiofrequency ablation for chronic neck pain. In addition, surgeons must carefully document surgical treatment, including arthroscopy, fusion, and joint replacement. Nightingale On Demand lets surgeons add all procedures directly into the patient records. The Web-based EMR solution stores the information in compliance with healthcare regulations.
The treatment plan, if any, including tests and procedures, plus any advice given, should also be well documented by the Orthopedic surgeon. Nightingale On Demand makes recording and tracking treatment plans through the patient’s medical charts quick and easy. The information is always readily available online so surgeons can monitor patients’ progress whether it is physiotherapy, medication or basic prevention.
With each prescription, Orthopedic surgeons usually need to check the drugs’ interaction with allergies, food and other medications. The consequences of failure are grave. Nightingale On Demand comes with the Cerner Multum drug database to automate interaction checking online. The solution also assigns prescription numbers to aide with tracking prescriptions and help thwart drug abuse.
Quick consult letter
Developing professional, polished consult letters from scribbled, fragmented notes is quite time consuming. Still Orthopedic surgeons rely on consult letters to represent themselves to referring physicians, expand their brand and grow their practice. Nightingale On Demand simplifies the consult letter process by capturing text through its integrated transcript and speech-recognition software. Surgeons can even sign and fax consult letters directly from the Web-based EMR solution.
Orthopedic surgeons need to quickly triage incoming referrals, deciding what is urgent and what is not. But the traditional method ¬– wading through heaps of faxes – is slow and prone to errors. In addition, referral faxes can be quite long. To assist surgeons, Nightingale On Demand features an Advanced Document Management (ADM) system, which allows surgeons to focus on the information that matters. Rather than having to maintain all the data, Nightingale On Demand permits surgeons to scan and store in the system only the portions of the incoming faxes they truly need.
Staying connected to staff
Orthopedic surgeons are often away from the clinic conducting surgery at hospitals. With the Web-based Nightingale On Demand solution, surgeons can send messages and assign tasks to clinic staff members from any Internet-connected device. Rather than returning to piles of paper work and pending chores, surgeons can use tablets and laptops to communicate with staff remotely.
Clinic brand promotion
Orthopedic surgeons aim to promote and protect their brand when corresponding with other healthcare providers. Nightingale On Demand lets surgeons customize their consult letters with the clinic’s logo. In addition, many surgeons are choosing to run Web sites for their clinics. Nightingale On Demand supports that too, permitting patients to upload intake forms from home, which saves time for everyone involved. Surgeons can also set up Patient Portals to improve communications with patients.
Secure Web-based ASP Software
No hardware or software. No hassle or headaches. All you need is an Internet-connected computer to access Nightingale On Demand online. We manage the rest from state-of-the-art data centres. Software upgrades are free and won’t disrupt your practice. Patient data is protected with military-grade security that meets or exceeds healthcare industry standards. Our fanatical customer support is available 24/7 to answer all your questions and solve any problems.