Otolaryngologists deal with a wide variety of complex cases and deal with patients with every age group. Practices to function properly require a robust Otolaryngology Specific Electronic Medical Records (EMR) System to support clinical and financial workflows.

How to shortlist an Otolaryngy EMR & PM Software

Below are some of the parameters that will help you identify the right options:

  • Size and Requirement of Practice
    • Amount of Data
  • Systems Architecture Preference
    • Cloud-Based Software
    • Server-Based Software
  • Systems Module Preference
    • Free Software
    • Open Source Software
    • Paid Software
  • Compliance and Certification
    • ONC-ATCB Certification
    • Meaningful Use Certification
    • MIPS Compliance
    • HIPAA Compliance

Main features of Otolaryngology/ENT EMR Software

Once you have locked down your preference it is advisable to learn about the different features and functionalities of the software. Before choosing an Otolaryngology (ENT) EHR software, we should check if the software has the following key features:

SOAP notes & Templates EMR software must contain customizable templates for SOAP notes taking.

Medication Management EMR software must be able to suggest ENT-specific medications and prevent a suggestion of wrong medicine.

Coding & Billing Otolaryngology EMR Software should provide help with ENT-specific billing processes and claims through unique and updated ICD-10 and CDT coding assistance.

ENT Device Integration Otolaryngology EMR Software must be able to integrate with all otolaryngology specific essential tools & devices.

Allergy Module EMR Software should have allergy management tools that track patients’ progress.

Workflow Management – ENT EHR Software should be able to manage, document and maintain all documentation, workflows, and should provide Clinical Decision Support.

Lab Interface – ENT Electronic Medical Records Software (EMR) Software should have a built-in lab interface for automatic result availability, as well as notices for tests due.

Real-time Dashboard – Otolaryngology (ENT) Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Software must feature an insightful real-time dashboard displaying patient charts, profiles, billing processes, scheduling, etc.

Sleep Studies – ENT EMR software should also have templates to assist in tracking, and assessing data for otolaryngology-related sleep disorders (e.g. sleep apnea, snoring, etc.).

Top 10 Otolaryngology (ENT) EMR & PM Software By EMRFInder

From all the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Software available in the market here are our top picks for your practice.

Otolaryngology (ENT) Electronic Medical Records (EMR) & Practice Management (PM) Software vendors offer a lot of features but medical officers mostly find them redundant or perceive them as a marketing gimmick. Some of these features are actually very helpful as they are advertised, but what should concern you is whether they are relevant to your particular practice or not. You really need to look at your workflow to determine the administrative aspects of the EHR and also consult your provider to ensure that the software you are choosing only provides those features and not more than what you need.