Due to the large amounts of EHRs (Electronic Health Records) in the market today, it is tough for physicians and especially, Nephrology specific physicians to find what they are looking for in an EHR. Given the huge amount of vendors offering various types of innovative technologies in the market, it is natural for physicians to get confused. However, all the confusion can be erased by a few simple steps that we have devised for the concerned physician like you.
The first step that you as a Nephrology specialist need to take is to start looking for an EHR that is specialty-specific to Nephrology. Customized to deal with issues related to the kidney, a Nephrology EHR should ideally consists the ability, capacity and capability of working around CT scans, Ultrasounds, Scintigraphy images as well as MRIs to facilitate the identification of anomalies in the kidney. Therefore, it is important for your Nephrology EHR to be able to integrate with related devices and machines. This is one of the main reasons why your Nephrology EHR must be able to seamlessly exchange huge amounts of data for multiple patients. This means that the EHR must be powerful enough and must have a sizable hard drive.
Considering the significance of kidney dialysis treatment for kidney patients, as well as it being a commonality, it is important for your Nephrology EHR to integrate and work with the different types of dialysis machines.
Your ideal Nephrology EHR should be a smooth and yet, a powerful software that has the capability of handling big data. Kidney patients commonly face life-threatening situations, hence, the Nephrology EHR should be accurate and must deliver on time, as and when required.