Four Reasons to Ditch Your Paper RecordsPaper-based record keeping and paper-based clinical notes (clinical notes, progress notes, DART, SOAP) have been on the way out for the past few years. As more people move to electronic record keeping or Electronic Health Record (EHR), the time for paper records as a viable medium for medical documentation has come and gone. After all, who wants to spend their days shredding, filing, shuffling or stacking paper? And there are even more reasons to ditch the paper records and go the digital route to record keeping and charting. Here are four benefits of EHR systems:
Healthcare administration is changing rapidly with the advent of integrated, web-based Electronic Health Record (HR) Solution and new compliance rules. EHR Solutions have changed the ratio of support staff required in health care companies by automating standardized tasks, integrating data across programs and improving data collection and analysis. At the same time, EHR Solutions have come down in price while expanding options and applications. SaaS pricing has allowed small and mid-range companies to invest in EHR solutions, once only affordable to large companies.In Today’s increasingly complex and competitive health services delivery environment
Selecting the best Electronic Health Record Software (EHR) will save you money every day. It reduces your most costly expense – labour. And it allows you and your staff the flexibility to work from anywhere and at any time. Even more, it secures your PHI information while providing you with invaluable insights into your clients, your services and your profitability. Selecting the wrong system will frustrate you and your staff while incurring additional support staff. Invest the time to research and select a system that is right for your business. If you serve the auto sector in Ontario, and HCAI integrated system with full plan tracking should be mandatory. Here is a good start, read on!
Considerations for Web-based Case Management Software with HCAI and EHRIf you are investing in a Case Management Software for your practice, consider investing in web-based technology as this solution should serve you efficiently (or not) for the next 10-15 years. Here are four considerations:Server CostsA server requires an up-front investment to purchase and setup. In addition, there is an ongoing cost to maintain its firewall,
Skedulex Phone App expands Skedulex’s platform allowing for connectivity from an increasing number of devices. Skedulex integrated case management system provides flexibility to therapists, counsellors and health care workers to work from anywhere, using a variety of devices, and to access their clients’ files securely. Skedulex improves efficiency, care outcomes and compliance.
“We are a small to mid size company offering therapy and rehab services to community-based clients. We are considering whether a Case Management Solution (CMS) will be useful to us and, more importantly, whether we can afford it. Currently, we use a combination of paper-based files, Google, Outlook, MS Word on our local network, where we also store reports and other documents. We use QuickBooks for Accounting. Our session notes are done on paper template forms. We have just started to scan and store these forms on the server. Oh, we also use the HCAI website to submit plans and invoices to insurance companies. What we do now works fine although an increasing number of our competitors have invested in a CMS. Can we afford a Solution and how do we benefit?”
Form 1 or Assessment of Attendant Care Needs is scheduled for released on Skedulex Case Management Software on Monday, October 1st, to co-inside with the Release of HCAI’s 3.20. Health Care Facilities that are enrolled with Skedulex will be able to submit Form 1 to insurers electronically through the HCAI system. If your facility is not using Skedulex Case Management Software, you may use another Case Management System (CMS) that is integrated with HCAI or the HCAI web channel.
Frequently Asked Questions about SkedulexSkedulex Case Management Software is a customizable, web-based solution that is easy to use but rich in features. It caters to clinical and community-based practices of all sizes, ranging from a single discipline in one location to multi-discipline in several locations. If you have additional Questions about Skedulex, please contact us.Skedulex is an Integrated solution – Mobile, HCAI, EHC, Payroll, QuickBooks
How do I select a Practice Management SoftwareI am an owner/therapist with the daunting task of selecting a Practice Management Software (PMS) for my company, a decision I have been putting off for a few years. Proposals solicited by my staff have prices ranging from $30-55 per user/month, with some systems requiring a server ($1500-3000) while others don’t. What advice do you have?Selecting a good Practice Management Software is an important decision that will impact on your company for years to come. I can write extensively on this question, but let’s start from the top, with the platform options.
Professional Services Fees – HCAI Billing The Financial Services Commission of Ontario sets out the maximum hourly rates and the maximum professional service fees for the forms payable by automobile insurers under the SABS related to the services of any of the health care professions or health care providers listed in the Guideline.Insurers are not prohibited from paying above any maximum amount or hourly rate established in the Guideline. Services provided by health care professionals/providers, unregulated providers and other occupations not listed in the Guideline are not covered by the Guideline. The amounts payable by an insurer related to services not covered by the Guideline are to be determined by the parties involved.