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Top 10 benefits of using Pediatric specific EMR

As the trends towards specialty EMR software continues, pediatricians are among the list of doctors who are likely to benefit the most from implementing a pediatric-specific EMR. Along with high-quality care, pediatricians can reap the following benefits:

1. Electronically record and transmit patient immunization records

The ability to electronically record and transmit multiple immunizations efficiently is critical for pediatric health maintenance activities. Pediatric EHR is a specialized information system that provides additional support to pediatricians to track immunization data which includes maintaining an inventory of separate vaccines, eligibility assessment and submitting this information as reports, as and when necessary.

iPediatricsEHR offers a special and very important pediatric functionality. It empowers pediatricians with a completely customizable Immunization Master that enables alerts on pending vaccinations and automated reminder letters to the patient and the practice.

2. Convenience for families

Getting set up with a patient portal is a great way to bring more communication efficiency and conveniency for patients, parents, and providers. The patient portal allows families to easily view and print immunization records, school forms, growth charts, and diagnostic test results. Parents and caregivers can request medication refills, referrals, and forms without paying a visit to the doctor. Besides this, the patient portal helps pediatricians to streamline their workflow, save their time and improve the patient experience all around.

iPatientCare Patient Portal is one of the most loved patient engagement technology among our users. It is built to empower patients with the information they need to manage their own health proactively. They can update their own demographics, review personal health records (PHR), view lab results and education material, request prescription refills and appointments/referrals and send secure messages related to clinical questions.

3. Readily available biometric-specific norms for growth curves and support growth charts for children

Pediatric EMR provides pediatricians the ability to use pediatric age-specific norms for weight, height/length, head circumference, and Body Mass Index (BMI) to calculate and display growth percentiles. It also makes it easy to plot them over time on standardized CDC/WHO growth curves as appropriate. Pediatric electronic health record is designed to provide a comprehensive display of growth charts with selected growth parameters such as height, weight, head circumference, and BMI, along with appropriate sets of norms provided by the CDC or in a compatible tabular format.

iPatientCare Pediatrics EHR offers all the above-mentioned functionalities and enables pediatric healthcare providers to chart preterm, infant and child growth records.

4. Obtain Weight based dosage with Pediatric dosage Calculator

A pediatric healthcare system has the in-built capability to compute drug doses, based on appropriate dosage ranges, using the patient’s body weight and body surface area, and incorporate it into the prescribing process by suggesting doses on the basis of these computations.

iPatientCare Pediatrics EHR is configured with an in-built Pediatric Dose Calculator that quickly calculates the dose to avoid contradictions and makes sure the proper pediatric dose is prescribed from the same Rx screen.

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5. Faster Documentation

EMR for pediatrics provides multiple preloaded templates for all types of sick visits, which enables the pediatrician to see at a glance what to examine, provide an assessment, and chart the visit in seconds. This not only saves the time spent on paperwork but creates an automated system to lower the risk of oversight.

iPatientCare pediatric EHR software comes with hundreds of age-specific readymade templates for flu, allergies, abdominal pain, school excuse, ears, appendicitis, reflux, vomiting/diarrhea and viral infections for children from birth to adolescence. Eliminate error-prone manual processes with iPatientcare’s pediatric care solutions.

6. Treat children at remote locations

The growth and evolution of telehealth are opening new avenues for efficient, effective, and affordable pediatric health care services, enabling pediatricians to treat children at remote locations. Telemedicine, a subset of telehealth enables to overcome the barriers of distance and time making access to care more cost-effective and convenient. Further, it allows providers to see more patients in less time.

iPatientCare has established full-scale telehealth software for hospitals, clinics, providers, and patients. The robust HD video-conferencing software facilitates virtual doctor’s appointments and physician-to-physician consultations via desktops, mobile devices, and web browser apps, designed to be ancillary service to doctors.

7. Save money on missed appointments

The most popular way of avoiding no shows is an automated appointment reminder. It assists pediatric healthcare providers to send automated appointment reminders using the channels most preferred by parents and caregivers. It can be via call, text message, or email. Parents appreciate this type of efficiency in their children’s care and ensure that their child’s health is on top of the doctor’s mind.

iPatientCare patient reminder system, iRemind has already reduced no-shows, missed appointments and cancellations by providing tools that meet these needs through an integrated communication system. This is integrated with appointment scheduler and cloud EHR, so there is no need to upload patient demographics and appointments on a daily basis.

8. Manage records and orders from multiple labs without repetition

Pediatric-specific EHR enables to submit lab orders and diagnostic tests electronically and track results directly through the EMR. Pediatricians can receive notifications as soon as results are received and quickly file them in the patient’s chart.

The lab interface in iPatientcare pediatric EHR helps pediatricians in monitoring and optimizing lab records from multiple labs without any duplication. It facilitates electronic lab ordering and receiving services that are fully integrated and bi-directional and can be easily attached to charts so that lab orders and results are easily accessible, printed or faxed.

9. Enables Instant Alerts

Alerts related to vaccination reminders, updates on medication dosages, or potential allergic reactions play a very important role in pediatric diagnosis. One of the prominent advantages of having pediatric specialty EHR is receiving alerts for patients immediately.

iPatientCare pediatric healthcare solutions enable pediatricians to maintain and increase patient safety with clinical alerts to avoid any potential conflicts. Computerized provider order entry (CPOE), a component of a pediatric EHR helps to reduce the incidence of medication errors and support better outcomes.

10. Document all guardians and caregivers information

The cloud-based pediatric EHR allows families to create their own family profile. Through one click it gives pediatricians access and links to charts and other useful features. It gives pediatricians the information they need to monitor the conditions of their patients in reference to their family medical history. At each visit, they can review patient history and make changes as needed, ensuring that they always have an updated history on hand.

iPatientCare pediatric EMR makes it easy to enter and then locate details such as the family’s current medical problem, past medical records, and any medications or allergies to keep in mind.

Looking for an EHR for Pediatric Care?

You no longer need to search for a healthcare solution to address pediatric healthcare problems. iPediatric EHR is an innovative and fully integrated suite for pediatric needs that handles every aspect of your practice from the front desk to the exam room, and the billing office to the patient’s portal. Whether you operate a solo practice or are part of a large group practice, iPatientCare pediatric EMR is scalable to your operation. It can also be expanded easily to accommodate new providers as they join your practice.

If you’re still not sure a pediatric-specific EHR is the best option for you, schedule a 1:1 consultation with our experts to discover how a pediatric-specific EHR can make your practice successful.


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