Fortifying your EMR for crisis management
Learn how the EMR acts as a critical conduit to that information as well as how vital it is to see the complete patient picture and how connecting unstructured content and medical images to the EMR is a crucial step.
For healthcare professionals, COVID-19 isn’t a wake-up call. It is an amplifier of the challenges staff and clinicians were already confronting, from doing more with less — fewer resources, reduced staff, tightened budgets — to accessing critical patient information quickly.
In terms of technology need, the electronic medical record (EMR) helped bridge the gap. But access to unstructured data, like clinical narratives, lab results and a wealth of medical images — images from digital cameras, smartphones and scopes, for example — was a challenge prior to COVID-19 that was only magnified by the pandemic.
Now, as healthcare gets a firmer grasp on the new normal, the industry is also gaining a new perspective on what constitutes a truly optimized EMR.
In this e-book, we explore how the EMR acts as a critical conduit to that information. From healthcare organizations that leverage technology to better aid decision-making to those that are struggling with digital limitations, we’ll learn how vital it is to see the complete patient picture and how connecting unstructured content and medical images to the EMR is a crucial step.