PulseCloud Electronic Health Records (PulseCloud EHR) is an intuitive EHR system designed with your practice’s workflow in mind. Extreme flexibility and customization options make PulseCloud EHR the perfect fit for any practice specialty. Our EHR software is ONC-HIT 2015 Complete EHR certified and provides features needed to qualify for government incentive programs. And, many PulseCloud EHR features can be configured on a per provider basis to accommodate how your practice works, not the other way around.
PulseCloud seamlessly integrates with PulseCloud EHR or the clinical functionality of your existing EHR system. We can easily integrate key information like patient registration details, centralized scheduling and follow-up instructions, changing reimbursement models, and medical coding/billing.
With electronic health records software, your staff has less paperwork to deal with and YOU have less clutter in your workspace. Without time-consuming paper forms, you can spend more time focusing on patient satisfaction. Quality of care is also improved, since you’re able to exchange up-to-date information in real time. Perhaps the most beneficial feature is financial incentives; the Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs offer monetary incentives to practices that use EHR technology.
Since it’s easier for clinicians, insurance providers, pharmacies and diagnostic centers to be on the same page about patient care, patients receive timely results, appointments and bills. Plus, patients won’t be forced to fill out the same paperwork over and over again, extending patient retention and satisfaction. Another important perk is that electronic health records lower the likelihood of duplicate testing or imaging procedures.
The upside to having an electronic system that tracks and catalogues your patient results and future care plans is that health professionals and insurance providers can both get a clear look at the chronology of treatments. This keeps everyone on the same page and ensures billing is carried out correctly.
Centralized scheduling is when one person manages scheduling for all employees. In this case, it’s one system. With Electronic Health Records, you’ll be able to get a better ‘big picture’ of the week.
When your scheduling isn’t centralized, you’ll have to deal with inconsistent processes and practices. This not only makes it more difficult for onboarding new employees, but also results in more errors.
Standardized scheduling procedures make it easy to measure performance, reduce call abandonment rates and improve average hold time. Your scheduling processes must be able to keep up with clinic closures, operating room changes, and shift trading. That’s where real-time scheduling comes in. Stay on top of physician availability and make your revenue cycle even more manageable!
With flow sheets that you tailor to each patient, you’ll have no problem tracking health data over time. You’ll be able to access lab results and vital statistics at a glance. Whether it’s diabetic insulin dosages, pain assessment, lab results, blood pressure, drug frequency, or physical assessment, a flow chart can make your job easier. Plus, these charts can be used to chart changing factors like vital signs and weight.
With reliable reporting, you won’t have to worry about meeting meaningful use requirements. The Medicare EHR Incentive Program (aka ‘meaningful use’) is one of the four components of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. It’s broken up like so:
During the first year of meeting Meaningful Use, you’ll be required to fulfill the criteria over a 90-day reporting period. This time frame increases to a full calendar year, so careful reporting is necessary. If you’re a provider that’s eligible for the Medicare Meaningful Use program but doesn’t demonstrate Meaningful Use, you’ll be penalized. The punishment starts at 1% of Medicare Part B reimbursements, but it increases each year.
With a PCS, you’re able to view a specific portion of a patient’s record over a timeline. This means you’ll have access to a patient’s list of medications (past and present) and you’ll be able to use this information as part of an algorithm for risk scoring. Plus, a PCS makes it easy to pass on info to the Public Health Record.
A Patient Clinical Snapshot might list advanced directives, allergies, encounters with associated diagnoses, family history, immunizations, medical equipment (prescribed), medications, plan of care, problems, procedures, results, social history and vital signs. All this information gives you a clear scope of each patient.
Electronic prescribing lets physicians write and send prescriptions to a participating pharmacy electronically rather than via fax or call-in. Our E-Prescribing system gives you access to interactions, allergies, formularies and medication history. You’ll save time AND resources with a system that delivers electronic prescriptions directly to the pharmacy’s computer systems. Your staff won’t have to manually enter data or call about order errors; instead, they have more time to focus on their patients. One study even found that electronic prescribing increases first fill medication adherence by 10%.
By using a qualified e-prescribing system, you’ll actually qualify for up to a 2% reimbursement of your Medicare Part B charges as part of the government’s Electronic Prescribing Inventive Program. In order to meet the qualifications, Pulse’s system transmits prescriptions electronically, sends out an alert if there are potential allergic reactions and offers generic alternatives. We’re not all gifted with the best handwriting; don’t risk your reputation for a procedure that can easily be automated.
A CPOE gives you the ability to submit orders and review real-time results. Essentially, you’re able to enter medication orders and other physician instructions electronically. This cuts down on errors that may crop up as a result of bad handwriting. This system goes hand-in-hand with E-prescribing.
For proper CPOE implementation, you’ll need to initiate, plan, execute, monitor/control, transition to operations and optimize. With compliance, your practice is eligible for incentive payments via the Healthcare Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act. On the flipside, failure to comply can result in penalties. Our software ensures you get the carrot and avoid the stick.
A study from the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association found that the use of CPOE lowered the chance of an error occurring on that order by 48%. The same study estimated that standardized CPOE implementation nationwide could cut out 17.4 million medical errors. Replace poor handwriting, ambiguous abbreviations and lack of knowledge for a streamlined system that guarantees standardized, legible and complete orders.
PulseCloud EHR is a powerful system that improves patient care, clinical quality, clinical flow, staff productivity and financial performance. Our software excels at:
“We heard great things about the Pulse team from other Pulse clients, and we have not been disappointed. When we call for support, we get someone to talk to that either solves our problem or gets the right support staff involved. Our account manager advocates for us and knows who to go to when we have a need.”
- Doug Kaufman, Practice Manager of Infectious Disease Consultants