Digitization of healthcare has made integration an essential need. In particular, telehealth usage surged 38 times during the pandemic. And research shows that between 40 to 60 percent of patients want more virtual healthcare solutions. EMR integration connects your electronic health records system with other information systems or digital devices for seamless clinical data flow. Although many EMR vendors now offer custom point-to-point interfaces for basic connectivity, they severely lack functionality. The best way to achieve cost-effective EMR interoperability is through a vendor-neutral solution. Here are the main benefits of free vendor-agnostic EMR integration demo.
1. Effective Multimedia Management
A vendor-neutral solution can directly connect video, audio clips, documents, images, and other files to your EMR. These solutions are ideal for managing test results from diagnostic labs, radiology, and pathology departments.
They simplify workflow by giving clinicians full access to all images from a single patient record. Doctors can use their preferred image viewers to examine the patient’s test results for accurate diagnosis with a single click.
2. Enhanced Versatility
Imagine the versatility of a swiss army knife. In one neatly folded pack, you have various tools for opening cans, driving screws, and cutting paper or metal.
Similarly, a vendor-agnostic integration solution provides seamless integration with your EMR. So whether you use Allscripts, Epic, MEDITECH, athenahealth, or Cerner, your EHR can connect smoothly with other health information systems and devices.
The benefits of a versatile interoperability solution become more evident when you switch to a new EMR vendor. Apart from the complex tasks involved in EMR replacement, rebuilding interoperability interfaces can be a nightmare.
But with a vendor-agnostic solution, you can change your EMR system without worrying about any significant disruption to your workflow.
3. Improved Scalability
Mergers, acquisitions, and institutional growth may require changing or upscaling your EMR. As your organization grows, you will need to connect more departments, equipment, and even patient monitoring devices to your electronic medical records.
In some cases, you may need to move your records from on-premise servers to the cloud. During such migrations, CIOs realize the benefits of choosing the right type of integration solution.
If the solution can still communicate with their migrated EMR, it can save the organization tens of thousands of dollars required to create new interfaces.
4. Actionable Analytics
The demand for enterprise-scale analytics has risen in the healthcare industry. While some major EHR vendors have created custom tools to address the situation, the results are less than satisfactory.
To create interoperable analytics solutions, working with an analytics vendor is an intelligent decision. This is the best way to extract, analyze, and use the best data from your EMR.
Expert analytics tools will enable your organization to leverage your EMR/EHR to achieve population health management targets and various value-based payment goals.
5. Significant Cost Reduction
Indeed, a solution that can integrate different EMR will save your hospital’s resources. However, that’s not where it ends.
A versatile integration engine allows your developers and IT personnel to build integration interfaces and data capture forms. There’s no need to hire a vendor for every new interface. Your staff can also be trained to update existing interfaces.
Using a vendor-agnostic EMR interoperability solution will deliver a robust, future-proof solution with a good return on investment. And partnering with an EMR integration expert with proven results is the best way to develop a custom solution that fits your organization’s needs.
See a Free Vendor Agnostic EMR Integration Demo Today
To see a tested and trusted integration solution that can connect with any EMR, LIS, RIS, or health information system, contact Lifepoint Informatics at 877.522.8378 today. Visit our contact page now to discuss your organization’s interoperability needs and book a free consultation.