Occupational health revolves around employee safety and workplace productivity. Maintaining high levels of both require operational systems to function at peak efficiency. Electronic health record (EHR) software plays an integral part in facilitating occupational health, and finding an EHR that can optimize the workplace is essential to a functional business.
PrognoCIS EHR for Occupational Medicine is used by clients ranging from major public transit authorities with millions in ridership and thousands of employees, to even larger health provider networks that manage hundreds of care locations and worksites. Every client of PrognoCIS, large or small, utilizes the baseline PrognoCIS EHR, which is then customized to suite many different medical practice specialties in both template content and user workflow.
Businesses task PrognoCIS with optimizing their workplace environment, and PrognoCIS provides health solutions with these goals in mind:
- Facilitate exceptional provider care in addressing patient needs documentation
- Implement and expedite medical records specific to the medical practice or specialty
- Understand and provide information to practitioners on health records education, and government laws and regulations concerning workplace health as a business partner.
Here we look at how PrognoCIS implements its EHR with some of its clients from around the world.
Optimizing Digital Patient Management through PrognoCIS EHR
Perhaps PrognoCIS’ chief goal is to provide an EHR that can efficiently manage patient interaction. One of the largest health networks in the U.S contracted PrognoCIS to revamp its digital patient management system to provide better care to their patients. They quickly saw the benefits of PrognoCIS: the ability to easily access patient records, document hospital rounds, and remotely prescribe prescriptions. Because PrognoCIS is cloud-based, employees and patients could view records such as worker’s compensation reports and pre- and post-surgery evaluations from the comfort of their homes.
PrognoCIS EHR houses a powerful suite of employee-related medical procedures designed with preventative care in mind. One of the largest transit authorities in the United States utilizes PrognoCIS EHR to improve its workplace procedures. Many of their existing procedures were either outdated or ineffective at handling large amounts of employees, proving costly to the company. PrognoCIS implemented its Occupational Medicine EHR, which integrates features such as pre-employment physicals, medical surveillance, and instant testing for drug and alcohol use into its client. It provided them with a platform that could efficiently manage patients.
Catering to the Specialized Needs of Clients
Unlike companies who provide generic, mass produced clients, PrognoCIS believes in adapting its EHR to the needs of the employer. One of the largest U.S health networks tasked PrognoCIS with transitioning its paper form submission cycle to an efficient electronic one. If done internally, it would have cost them substantial time and money with training and implementation. A typical EHR company would have given them a generic electronic form to replace the old one, and their employees would have to painstakingly learn the ins-and-outs of a new form submission method.
Instead of tossing the load to the employer, PrognoCIS handled the conversion. PrognoCIS’ digital form came in a customized graphic user interface (GUI), developed through Acrobat, and based on the company’s old paper form. The document replicated the paper version almost identically. The thousands of employees of the health network did not have to learn a foreign submission system because of PrognoCIS’ customized GUI.
The mere storage of thousands of patient records across various worksites and hospitals is extremely time-consuming and costly. According to our clients, doctors file an average of nine documents for each patient during clinical processing. Now, combine that number with a typical day of receiving, say 30 patients, and you’ve got 270 documents. Finally, multiply that number by 100 hospitals or worksites—that’s 13,500 documents to package, record, and transport to a billing center. What our clients needed was an EHR that consolidated documentation storage. Throughout our process of converting our clients from paper to digital, we’ve documented the various benefits:
- Reduced costs associated with paper-based documentation: shipping and processing costs,
- reduction in paper and toner use, and almost eliminating the potential for human error in record keeping
- Improved workflow: front-end staff do not have to deal with tedious financial paper work; they spend less time checking co-pay amounts, patient eligibility, and missing charges
- Easy-to-access electronic financial data: documentation regarding finances surrounding medical centers can be accessed anywhere, leading to more accurate revenue projections
Further Partnership in Occupational Medicine
The integration of PrognoCIS Occupational Medicine EHR improved the productivity of its clients, as staff were able to quickly review charts and patient records, giving themselves more face time with patients. The conversion to digital documentation substantially reduced costs associated with shipping and processing paper files, and improved overall workflow.
PrognoCIS continues to work with employers in providing occupational health solutions with employee safety and productivity in mind.
Learn more about PrognoCIS Occupational Medicine EHR and how its customizable software benefits clients.