The iPad is Reducing Paperwork for Patient Check-Ins

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Is your office registration still done the ‘old fashion’ way?

TECHNOLOGY Why should patients fill out paperwork, only to then require office personnel to key the same information into a computer system? This increases potential transcription errors and the amount of time spent processing each patient.

Patient-entered information flows right into a doctor's practice-management applications and EHRs (electronic health records). [1] Based upon 2009 Stimulus Package requirements, physicians can earn $44,000 or $64,000 in cash Medicare or Medicaid bonuses through 2015 with EHR "meaningful use" iPad deployment. With EHR applications built into a practice-management suite, patients need only enter their name, address, date of birth and sex once. After the data is in a practice's database, the information can be used for booking appointments, printing insurance forms or filing claims electronically and more. [2,3]

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Joining options for Windows and Macintosh computers, many of the major medical software suppliers are now offering or are soon to be releasing iPad solutions for physicians, dentists, chiropractors, eye doctors and other professions.

The proliferation of EHR software for the iPad may be contributing to the increase in the number of medical practices shopping at Store.ClinicalPoster.com with iPads for updated anatomy posters. After getting the front office wired, you will want to have your e-Patient Policy displayed in your receiption area.

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References
  1. Apple iPad Application Eases Patient Registration in Doctors' Offices. Health Care IT News
  2. Stimulus Package Has Billions for Healthcare. Medscape.com
  3. Brave New world of iPad Computing. Health Care Basics