When a primary care physician is searching for an EHR Software, He/she needs to look first at its own practice needs and workflows. They need to consider the factors such the number of patients they are seeing in a day, how to create their medical records and what is the current workflow of the practice. In a primary care practice it is common to have patients with multiple complaints, patients and their family members needing to be treated and other unique problems that are only related to primary care physicians.

Features of Primary Care specific EHR

  • Ability to evaluate multiple complaints
  • Growth charts
  • Templates for physical exam
  • Templates for school, work
  • Annual check up
  • Patient education
  • Images specific to family practice
  • Connectivity with medical products such as EKG machines, Blood pressure and blood oxygenation tools
  • Pediatric Dosage calculator
  • Lab interfaces

Templates to look for in Primary Care EHR

  • Annual physical, wellness and gynecology exams
  • Office procedures
  • Pediatric check-ups by age range
  • Review of systems
  • Abdominal pain
  • Cardiovascular
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Ear infection
  • Headache
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Weight loss