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Athenahealth EMR
(212 reviews)

Recommended: 76%

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Athenahealth is one of the largest EHR companies in the US. The Massachusetts based company provides Cloud-based EMR, Practice Management & Medical Billing software to healthca...Learn More

eClinicalWorks
(126 reviews)

Recommended: 27%

eClinicalWorks

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Based in Massachusetts, eClinicalWorks is a cloud-based healthcare IT company that provides software solutions to practices and hospitals. Its products include electronic medical r...Learn More

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(79 reviews)

Recommended: 87%

ChartLogic EHR Suite

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Introduced as a stand-alone EMR in 1994, ChartLogic has progressed to a complete ambulatory Electronic Health Record (EHR) suite including revenue cycle management (RCM), electroni...Learn More

NueMD emr software
(12 reviews)

Recommended: 60%

NueMD

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NueMD is a cloud-based software provider for medical healthcare practitioners. The Meaningful Use Stage 2 certified software is easy-to-use and can be accessed on Windows & Ma...Learn More

Epic Systems
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Recommended: 77%

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Epic EHR is one of the most widely used software and supports over 40 different healthcare specialties. The software allows users to customize it according to their specialty needs...Learn More

CareCloud Charts EHR
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Recommended: 53%

CareCloud

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As the name suggests CareCloud EHR is a cloud-based EMR system that also provides integrated practice management (PM) and medical billing services. CareCloud users can choose from ...Learn More

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Recommended: 73%

Care360

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A product of Quest Diagnostics, Care 360 is a web-based Electronic Health Records (EHR) solution developed for ambulatory practices. The software has been specifically designed to ...Learn More

SequelMed EHR
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Recommended: 65%

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SequelMed Electronic Health Records (EHR) is designed for practices specializing in podiatry, gastroenterology, obstetrics, chiropractic, urology, gynecology and many others. Ke...Learn More

One Touch Emr Software
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Recommended: 85%

OneTouch EMR

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OneTouch Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is a great solution for practices specializing in family medicine and internal medicine. OneTouch software’s user interface has been d...Learn More

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Nephrology EMR Software Buyer's Guide

K Marsh
  • by K Marsh ,
  • Last Updated: 10 Oct, 2017 3:00 PM

EMR software aims to make patient recording and repetitive tasks more streamlined for ease of use, and efficient medical practice. Yet the EMR vendor market is huge and it can be hard to know where to begin the search. This is especially hard for specializations, even though the pool of vendors for that is relatively smaller, because the features that can make a specialization easy are hard to find.

EMR software targeted towards nephrologists should be designed to handle the unique conditions and requirements for the treatment of kidneys. The treatment is symptom-based or condition-based, dialysis schedules, lab imaging, ultrasound reports; all this and more needs to be part of a nephrology software.

Features of Nephrology EMR Software

Everything else being the same, there are some features that are unique to EHR software targeted especially for nephrology specialty.

Specific Templates – To make repetitive work as streamlined and efficient as possible the EMR software has in-built templates to make record taking easier. The templates for nephrology include:

  • Kidney stones
  • Uremia
  • Renal disease
  • Glycinuria
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Nephroptosis
  • Horseshoe kidney

Dialysis Scheduling – Due to its dependence on dialysis machines, nephrology EMR software makes automated scheduling between the medical practice and the dialysis center, streamlining the process.

Lab Integration – EHR software integrates lab results so they show up immediately without any hassle or wait. They are immediately recorded in their respective patient’s folder as well making the whole task less stressful and much more organized.

Coding – Keeping track of the codes outlined in ICD-10, the EMR software will have the updates codes related to nephrology.

Image Support and Machine Integration – Because nephrology relies heavily on ultrasound and other visual reports the EHR software must be compatible to house image data that can be analyzed to help monitor and detect abnormalities.

HOW TO CHOOSE Nephrology EMR VENDOR

Now that you’ve narrowed down all the vendors that provide nephrology electronic health record software you need to narrow the selection down to those that fill your requirements as a specialty as well as a medical practice.

Size – Some vendors cater better to large practices while some are best suited to smaller ones. EMR systems are designed keeping a certain number of users, scalability and support required in mind. When selecting a vendor keep in mind the size of your practice.

System Design – The choice, essentially, is between installation of the software in your on-site computer server, or cloud-based software that is available anywhere via Internet. Which system a practice goes for depends on their personal choice and comfort level. Some doctors feel more comfortable having the system on their computer server because they feel this is more compliant with HIPAA requirements, while others need to have access to their database wherever they are. You’ll need to shortlist vendors who fulfill your needs in this department.

Certification – It makes sense to make sure the software you’re going to purchase is certified. For nephrology the certification you should be looking out for is by the ONC-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (“ONC-ATCB”). They are responsible for making sure your vendor meets Meaningful Use objectives and is HIPAA compliant.

Selecting EMR software can be stressful and exhausting, but with our detailed guide it can become, if not a little easier, much more focused to making the right choice.

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