If you’re an Allergist, see why an allergy specific electronic medical record ( EMR ) system may be most appropriate for your office.
An EHR / EMR that has been designed specifically for an allergist will have a variety of allergy and/or immunology specific medical content as well as allergy specific workflow included in the product as it is delivered and installed in your office. More importantly, it will likely be able to be adapted to your own workflow and method of practicing Allergy Medicine.
Allergy Specific EMR/EHR Template Subjects:
- Allergic Conjunctivitis
- Allergic Dermatitis
- Allergy shot module
- Chest Pain
- Drug Allergy
- Ear discharge/popping
- Hay Fever
- Heart palpitations
- Immune deficiency
- Insect Sting Allergy
- Itchy, watery, red eyes
- Latex Allergy
- Pollen Allergy
- Post Nasal Drip
- Sinus Pressure
- Swollen Lymph Glands
Allergy Specific EMR / EHR Features:
- Assessments of vaccination coverage
- Lifetime Vaccination Histories
- Organ specific inflammatory disease tracking
- Pre/Post Injection questionnaires
- Tracking of Immunodeficiency & Immunomodulation
- Treatment protocols for Defense Mechanisms and Inflammation
- Tracking for Allergens
- Allergy Testing protocols
Why an Allergy Specific EMR / EHR can be of great benefit to an Allergist
Allergists and other immunology subspecialists have a variety of unusual workflows which should be incorporated into your chosen electronic medical record. For instance, no other specialty routinely gives injections and then requires that their patients wait in the waiting room for 20 – 30 minutes. Maintaining a timer allowing for this allergy workflow to be undertaken smoothly and seamlessly can be critical in having the EMR accommodate to you, instead of the other way around.
Similarly, Allergists frequently have a variety of ancillary staff such as nurse practitioners in the injection room. It is common that any individual patient will be seen by many healthcare providers during one office visit. Keeping track of the patient within the office, tracking them from intake/triage, to examining room, to a pulmonary function test area, to the injection area and then to the waiting room can make for a well functioning office. This information should be able to be tracked from an EHR Dashboard, at all times, from any computer.
Skin testing may be performed on multiple occasions for any individual patient, and your chosen EMR should be able to accommodate comparing the results between skin testing sessions.
Finally, since Allergists frequently see between 60 – 80 patients per day, and sometimes more, efficient check-in and check-out is critical.