The advent of innovative technologies such as Electronic Health Record softwares (EHRs) have led to the emergence of technology transformation in the healthcare industry. With the boom in technology, many companies or vendors have entered into the market to provide effective, innovative and adequate solutions.
The support for these technologies provided by the government in the form of incentives through the Meaningful Use program, coupled with the creation of Regional Extension Centers (RECs) and ACOs (Accountable Care Organizations) has automatically increased the demand for Electronic Health Records (EHR Software). The surge in vendors developing modern technologies has thus increased dramatically, making it increasingly harder for physicians and practices to find the right software for their practices or specialties.
For physicians specializing in OB/GYN, the first step to take is to start looking for software that is specialty-specific. In this case, physicians should be on the lookout for an OB/GYN-specific EHR, that specifically caters to the workflows of obstetrics and gynecology.
An OB/GYN specific EHR is catered to manage the components of treating issues related to the female organs of reproduction. Physicians who treat patients of such nature treat a myriad of patients such as girls, girls entering puberty, and mature adult women who usually have been through menopause. These physicians also treat women suffering from ailments that affect their reproductive organs regardless of age, along with women who are pregnant or even if they are suffering from other medical issues that affect women.
Therefore, OB/GYN EHR software should be able to cater to different types of patients and hence be powerful enough to store huge amounts of data and be fast enough to process that data. OB/GYN EHR uses machines for procedures such as ultrasounds to pinpoint anomalies in the female reproductive system as well as for checking patients who are pregnant. Thus, the software should be able to seamlessly integrate with machines. OB/GYN EHR should also be powerful enough to process and analyze data since physicians require the software to compile data and make reports on the baby’s overall health.