In a recent survey, over 40% of the respondents who were using EMR software said their system was slowing them down and getting in the way of good patient care. Although it is easy to blame the issue on EHR or EMR technology, it is highly possible that the fault may lie not in the EMR, but in the training the practice received during the implementation.
Due to the expense of adopting EMR software, many practices decide to cut expenses by only purchasing the minimum amount of training. Many physicians and office managers are confident that the minimum training will be enough, and that providers and medical staff will pick adapt to new EHR technology easily. While this is sometimes the case, there are many times when it is not as true as the practice had hoped. The most expensive thing about adopting an EMR is the loss of productivity the practice may suffer due to the difficulty of implementing the system. EHR training can significantly decrease the amount of “downtime” that most practices experience when adopting a new EHR system.
If, like the practices sited above, you feel like your EMR software is slowing you down and hurting your productivity, the Medical Consultants Group can help. We can help you get the training you need, and get tax credits for doing it. Practices in the state of Georgia can qualify for a tax credit that is worth 50% of the amount you spend re-training practice employees for up to $1,250 per employee.
The Medical Consultants Group is a full service physician’s consulting firm in Atlanta and has partnered with McMillian & Associates to help practices take advantage of these valuable tax credits.
Now you can get the training you need to become more productive and get up to a $1,250 discount for every employee you train. Call the Medical Consultants Group to see how you can spend less to learn how to make more.