Not too long ago, virtually every aspect of a practice’s workflow was paper-based, from the time patients arrived in the waiting room, until they paid their bills.
Fast forward just a few years and health IT has dramatically changed practice workflow for the better. Whether documenting a patient visit in an electronic health record (EHR) system or digitally submitting claims to a clearinghouse, technology has completely revolutionized both how we treat patients and how we get paid.
If there’s any doubt about the impact health IT has had on provider organizations nationwide, this article from HIMSS reminds us just how much we’ve come to rely on technology. It reveals that 90 percent of hospitals have recently acquired or implemented a health IT application. In addition, the number of hospitals involved in the purchase or installation of at least one health IT application each year continues to increase.
Once you’ve had a chance to read, let us know what health IT application you have purchased most recently and how it is improving your organization’s workflow and operations.