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Medical Economics: Inefficient EHRs Hamper Care Professionals Differently by Role

| November 29, 2023 | By
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It’s common knowledge that EHRs can create problems in care delivery. As highlighted by a recent HIMSS survey, nine out of 10 respondents said that EHRs played a role in physician and nurse burnout, with 40% saying the EHR used at their facility was the major or primary cause.

But what’s less widely understood is how EHRs hamper health care professionals differently depending on the role they play in the organization. The senior executive, the informatics support team member, and the nurse may all be frustrated with the EHR, but in different ways.

These were the key highlights of a recent Medical Economics guest article by Eddie J. Brito, Director, Project Portfolio Management Office at Juno Health. The core theme of the article is EHR personalization – how next-generation EHRs now offer low-code/no-code design that allows for precise on-site tailoring to health care work processes.

For example, more personalized EHRs allow physicians to review information on the move, potentially checking vitals and lab results on a mobile device immediately prior to seeing the patient. Juno EHR achieves this by leveraging real-time data, and is accessible via web-connected mobile devices – allowing physicians to gather patient data quickly and accurately via a touch screen interface.

In addition, nurses and doctors are able to personalize their various workflows in a single screen, much like you would personalize your web browser. For example, Juno EHR’s Clinical Content Builder offers easy personalization to allow all care providers to create workflows from scratch or make adjustments to existing workflows to meet their specific needs.

Personalized EHRs also allow shortcuts to be set up for accessing important charts that require frequent review, and push notifications can ease the administrative burden to free up more time for actual patient care. Juno EHR's ProDash achieves this by providing a holistic view of all relevant patient data to help physicians easily focus on the right patient need at the right time.

While on the surface the benefit to the clinical staff is obvious, the executive stands to benefit as well. For example, modern EHRs can help move away from legacy solutions that only focused on billing. In addition, a personalized EHR can decrease overall training and IT staff costs, while also increasing patient satisfaction and improving overall care quality.

For the IT/informatics team, more personalized EHRs can help them to do more by bringing systems together on a dashboard to diagnose problems immediately and respond faster when problems threaten care delivery. In addition, Juno EHR’s flexibility empowers clinicians to create, manage, and edit their own workflows, so the IT team isn’t bogged down by every minor change that is needed. This frees them up to truly optimize the performance of other business units inside the organization.

Health care professionals at all levels often find their time and efforts being dictated by inflexible and inefficient EHRs. Next-generation EHRs truly offer the chance to introduce disruptive advancements to overcome inefficiencies through flexibility and personalization.

Please contact us here to learn more how Juno EHR can reduce clinician burnout and staffing bottlenecks in ways that transform how your clinical teams customize their workflows and deliver patient care.