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Six Benefits of a Digital Order Management Solution

Posted on Fri, Jan 25, 2013

To say that the healthcare and medical billing environment can be disorganized would be an understatement. Between mergers, partnerships, and affiliations, today’s healthcare organizations often include a number of agencies that fall under the same system, yet have unique and disparate document management systems.

This can cause a lot of headaches, such as “lost” patient information, inaccurate or untimely account information sharing and more. One cure for all this expensive and time-consuming paperwork is to move to a single digital order management (DOM) platform.

At HealthWare Systems, we believe that implementing document management software offers six key benefits. It can help healthcare facilities:

  1. Automate disparate clinical and financial information into a single, centralized system
  2. Ensure easy access and distribution of patient information throughout an organization
  3. Eliminate the risk of data loss, destruction, or miscoding
  4. Increase departmental efficiency and communication
  5. Enable easy financial auditing and HIPPA compliance reporting
  6. Promote a coordinated treatment approach

So, if implementing a DOM system is so great, why isn’t everybody doing it?

Many hospital administrators fear that jumping in will cost too much. We believe that staying out is even costlier—in both hard costs, such as photocopies and faxes, and soft costs, such as reviewing and filing documents or confirming orders to physicians. A DOM system allows you to schedule patients faster, register them faster and financially clear them faster. It is a direct path to clinical, operational, and organizational productivity, collaboration and—yes—cost savings.

There is also a concern that the technology is too complex or unwieldy. Of course there is a transition period in adopting any new technology or process, but it is worth the effort in the long run. The right partner should help you not only implement a digital order management system, but also assist in integrating your existing systems and automating many of the critical aspects of your operations—from registration and orders, to patient tracking—so you can focus on what really matters: patient care.

If you are ready to learn more about how a Digital Order Management System can help you, download HealthWare Systems’ eBook, Digital Order Management – Is it Right for Your Healthcare Organization?