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5 Ways to Optimize Your Mobile EHR


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Are you a physician who’s intrigued by the possibility of using mobile devices in patient visits? Interested in using a mobile EHR in your practice, but not sure where to start? Wondering how to get the workflow right? This presentation is for you. We partnered with EHR company Kareo to create this presentation, 5 Ways to Optimize Your Mobile EHR.

Dr. Tom Giannulli, Chief Medical Information Officer of Kareo, will guide you through ways of optimizing mobile devices for your practice workflows. Dr. Giannulli is a key innovator in the medical tech space, and was previously the founder and CEO of Caretools, which created the first iPhone-based EHR. And, as a physician himself, he has plenty of wisdom to share.

This presentation was part of a free webinar, which you can request a recording of here:

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5 Ways to Optimize Your Mobile EHR

  1. 1. Tom Giannulli, MD, MS, Chief Medical Information Officer, Kareo Teresa Iafolla, eVisit 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Mobile EHR October 2015
  2. 2. Who We Are Teresa Iafolla Director of Content Marketing, eVisit Tom Giannulli, MD, MS Chief Medical Information Officer, Kareo Host Speaker @eVisitapp #evisitwebinar
  3. 3. Your Presenter Tom Giannulli, MD, MS Chief Medical Information Officer, Kareo • Practicing physician in Internal Medicine • Chief medical information officer at Kareo • 15 years of experience in mobile technology and medical software development • Previously, chief medical information officer at Epocrates • Founder and chief executive officer of Caretools • Former VP of Advanced Research for Data Critical • M.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Utah • M.D. from the University of Texas at Houston Connect
  4. 4. 91% of docs want to use mobile EHR *Beckers 5
  5. 5. What Are the Benefits? Heads Up Medicine: • More eye contact with patients • Simple tap and swipe • Engage patients with the device (show images, health indicators, etc.) • No more swivel chair fatigue 6
  6. 6. What Are the Benefits? Return on Investment • Increase charges by 5% • Improve accuracy of coding level • Speed claim submission • Reduce transcription • Save $6 or more per new chart • Increase operating margin by 10% • Increase collections nearly 10% 7
  7. 7. What Are the Concerns? – Why isn’t every doc using EHR on a tablet? • Worried about deficits on small device • Not sure they can document effectively/quickly – Historically, lots of dissatisfaction with EHRs – Don’t want to learn a new mobile EHR just to be disappointed 8
  8. 8. Is Mobile Right for You? 9 Ask these simple questions 1.Do you want anytime anywhere access? 2.Do you want to be unchained form your desktop and make eye contact with patients? 3.Do you prefer simple tap and swipe to mouse navigation? 4.Lastly, are you willing to put in the effort needed to make it truly useful?
  9. 9. If You Don’t Take the Time Now • Can slow down patient visit • Cause inaccurate documentation/coding • Results in mistakes that have to be fixed later • Decrease satisfaction 10
  10. 10. 5 Steps to Success 11 Don’t Skip How-To’s Use It Every day Find Shortcuts Tweak Templates Practice, Practice
  11. 11. Don’t Skip the How-To’s • Go through all tutorials (even if it takes a day) • Learn both hardware and software functions • No one can do this for you 12
  12. 12. Use It Every Day • Use your new device for everything • Email • Web browsing • Download apps • Get really comfortable with navigation and tools 13
  13. 13. Find Shortcuts & Bailouts 14 • Have a docking station at hand and external keypad just in case • Practice voice recording via Bluetooth • Use application shortcuts
  14. 14. Tweak Templates • Customize pre-loaded templates • Build new templates • Create familiar sequencing • Match templates to your thought process © 2015 15
  15. 15. Tweak Templates Get help • Take advantage of vendor training on templates • Pay for customer templates (small investment-big reward) © 2015 16
  16. 16. Practice, Practice © 2015 17 • Document a random sample of old notes • Adjust templates as you encounter issues • Then, when ready, practice on staff
  17. 17. Success and satisfaction with EHR is directly related to duration of training *AmericanEHR 18
  18. 18. Fit & Familiarity • Carefully choose EHR & device • Then, take the time to implement and learn 19
  19. 19. Next steps: 1. Visit to learn more about our truly mobile EHR 2. Sign up for the free Kareo EHR and try it for yourself © 2015 20
  20. 20. Questions? Teresa Iafolla Director of Content Marketing, eVisit @eVisitapp #evisitwebinar Tom Giannulli, MD, MS Chief Medical Information Officer, Kareo
  21. 21. Dr. Tom Giannulli, Kareo and Teresa Iafolla, eVisit Thank You! Looking for a telehealth solution? (844) 693-8474 Follow us @eVisitapp October 2015