How EHRs Help Facilitate Senior Citizen Care

May 11th, 2016 - By Kevin V. Nguyen

Electronic health records (EHR) play a large part in maintaining senior citizen health. Senior citizens are the fastest growing populations in America. The U.S Census reports the senior citizen population will reach over 80 million in 2050 — almost double the current senior population. It is important to focus our attention on a demographic that is sometimes neglected by the larger health community. EHR software has made it easier to provide comprehensive health care to seniors, though seniors may struggle with making the transition from paper-based records to digital records. Let’s take a look at some of the ways EHRs can benefit a growing population.

E-Prescription Functionality

One of the most important aspects of an EHR is its e-prescription functionality. Seniors have more medications prescribed them than any other age group. The e-prescription capability allows a physician to electronically send prescription orders directly to a pharmacy or home, reducing the chance of a lost or unfilled prescription. It offers a more accurate way of prescribing medicine, compared to handwritten prescriptions, which have a larger margin of error. It’s also important to utilize a reputable e-prescription module like Surescripts, which features an e-prescription module for controlled substances (EPCS). EPCS modules are vital in ensuring that drugs are not prescribed by unauthorized employees.

As Vinay Deshpande, CEO of Bizmatics said in this 2013 press release about integrating EPCS modules, “Today thousands of PrognoCIS providers are using e-prescription for non-controlled substance drugs but are forced to print prescriptions for DEA class I, II, III, IV, and V. The new e-prescription module for controlled substances feature will eliminate the need to print such prescriptions. It will be a great relief for physicians and patients and will also control the possible misuse of printed prescriptions.”

Cloud-based Patient Record Infrastructure

A cloud-based EHR makes it easier for physicians to access medical records from different locations. It provides a way to store and update patient records that might have been lost or outdated with paper records. This is especially important for senior citizens as they may have older charts that are only recorded on paper. With digital records, providers can transmit patient records to other physicians a senior citizen might be seeing, such as specialists, allowing for a comprehensive health assessment.

EHRs Create a Comprehensive Health System for Senior Citizens

We look at cloud-based EHR services as an integral part of providing an all-encompassing health care package for our seniors. Senior citizens receive less attention than they deserve, so it’s important to have an EHR that picks up the slack. Cloud-based EHRs consolidate health records across different fields of medicine, enabling an accurate health assessment. The ability to access medical records, lab results and pay statements from the comfort of home is especially valuable to a population that may struggle with mobility. Senior citizens are the fastest growing age group– let’s keep them healthy.

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