Since the emergence of revolutionary healthcare technologies such as the Electronic Health Record (EHR), it has become increasingly difficult for providers to select the right EHR for their practice. Moreover, it has become tough for providers specializing in specific specialties to find the perfect specialty-specific EHRs for their practices.
For providers specializing in Internal Medicine, the first thing they need to do is to look for the EHR software that caters to the specialty of Internal Medicine. When they will set out to find an internal-medicine-specific EHR, it will be easier for them to pin down the EHR that they require.
Internal Medicine EHR software is customized for internal medicine practitioners who treat diseases among adults, hence, the software is capable of handling specific characteristics. Internal-Medicine practitioners are usually competent on all fronts and are able to draw from multiple-specialties since their patients have widespread issues and diseases. Therefore, the right EHR for an internal-medicine practitioner should be able to integrate with x-rays, EKGs and other devices that physicians normally use at their practice. It should also be able to handle large amounts of data based on different specialties, along with the capability to analyze and process this information and present it in various forms such as through illustrative multimedia.
It is common for Internal-Medicine providers to treat patients who suffer from multiple and unrelated diseases at the same time. Therefore, their EHR should have the capability to chart different conditions simultaneously. It should also be able to store, process and analyze large amounts of data. Since Internal-Medicine practitioners are often in contact with other specialist physicians and constantly refer their patients to them, the EHR software needs to have a solid automated referral system.