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AdvancedMD is a unified suite of software solutions designed for mental health, physical therapy and medical healthcare organizations and independent physician practices. Features include practice management, electronic health records,... Read more
Recent recommendations: 425 recommendations
athenahealth, recently named 2020 Best in KLAS: Small Practice Ambulatory EMR/PM, athenaClinicals, for 10 or fewer physicians, and Ambulatory RCM Services, athenaCollector, is providing cloud-based services for electronic health records... Read more
Recent recommendations: 336 recommendations
PrognoCIS EHR and PrognoCIS Telemedicine have earned a reputation for fast, flexible individual provider workflow. The software package offers a full suite of highly desirable features and functions. PrognoCIS provides a cloud-based... Read more
Recent recommendations: 243 recommendations
DrChrono’s iPad and iPhone compatible EHR and medical billing platform allows medical practices and healthcare providers to manage patient intake, patient care, clinical charting, billing and revenue cycle management. It includes... Read more
Recent recommendations: 224 recommendations
Kareo is a Web-based EHR, medical billing, and practice management used by thousands of physicians across the United States. This system suits small practices and billing companies. With Kareo, practices can schedule patients, confirm... Read more
Recent recommendations: 184 recommendations
AllegianceMD is a cloud-based medical software system that is designed to serve the needs of small and midsize practices, as well as ambulatory surgery centers. The solution includes practice management functionality for billing and... Read more
Recent recommendations: 102 recommendations
RXNT is an integrated, cloud-based healthcare software provider, offering an Electronic Health Records (EHR) solution that optimizes patient care and streamlines workflows for practices of all specialties and sizes. Providers can... Read more
Recent recommendations: 75 recommendations
NextGen Healthcare offers NextGen Office—a cloud-based EHR – specifically designed for private practices. NextGen Office is a fully integrated practice management solution that includes specialty-specific content, a claims clearinghouse,... Read more
Recent recommendations: 68 recommendations
eClinicalWorks is an integrated electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solution providing technology through every step of the patient care delivery process. Physician practices can access features include patient engagement,... Read more
Recent recommendations: 25 recommendations
ChARM Health is a MU certified, cloud-based EHR, Practice Management and Medical Billing solution that helps healthcare organizations ranging from large multi-specialty groups to small independent medical offices function efficiently.... Read more
Recent recommendations: 23 recommendations
Euclid is a medical management solution that helps hospitals and healthcare providers streamline various clinical operations such as claims processing, scheduling, billing and more. With its administrative dashboard, professionals... Read more
Recent recommendations: 21 recommendations
Sevocity is a cloud-based medical solution best suited to practices seeking a very customizable EHR. The system includes unlimited customization services, unlimited personalized training, and US-based live telephone support 24 hours... Read more
Recent recommendations: 4 recommendations
InSync Healthcare Solutions EMR/PM enables healthcare professionals to provide healthcare that is in compliance with regulatory requirements. This ONC-ATCB certified and CCHIT certified ambulatory EMR and practice management (PM) product... Read more
Recent recommendations: 3 recommendations
Collaborate with a company you trust, Quest Diagnostics. Clinical & financial solutions connect healthcare organizations, physicians, and patients to improve access to information and insights. Applications work harmoniously to promote... Read more
Recent recommendations: 3 recommendations
Mediportal is a cloud-based solution that provides medical practitioners and specialists with various tools to manage patient data and streamline healthcare services. The application enables users to create individual health profiles... Read more
Recent recommendations: 2 recommendations
ObGyn-Cloud, powered by WRS Health, is a cloud-based electronic health records (EHR) solution that offers integrated practice management, billing services, and reputation management services for obstetricians and gynecologists. Features... Read more
Recent recommendations: 2 recommendations
Since 2002, MDCharts has provided a full-featured, cloud-based EHR solution to ambulatory practices varying in size from one to over a hundred providers. MDCharts offers ultra-customized templates for many specialties, including dermatology,... Read more
NovoClinical is a completely secure, cloud-based system that can be implemented quickly. Reports and templates can be customized with features and fields specific to each practice and/or provider. NovoClinical offers insurance eligibility... Read more
Recent recommendations: 5 recommendations
NueMD offers a suite of cloud-based software and medical billing services for practices of all sizes. NueMD is an integrated practice management, medical billing, electronic health recording and appointment scheduling solution. Medical... Read more
Founded in 2005, Practice Fusion offers a cloud-based EHR that includes a suite of integrated features like charting, e-prescribing, patient scheduling, lab and imaging integration and more. Additionally, practices can qualify for... Read more
What Is OB/GYN Medical Software?
Obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs) face a wide variety of challenges: managing the care of patients of all ages, from puberty through menopause and beyond; treating both acute and chronic health conditions and of course, managing risks throughout pregnancy and childbirth.
OB/GYNs need a medical software solution that supports them in addressing these challenges, making the patient’s experience as happy and comfortable as possible. OB/GYN is one of the biggest markets in the medical industry, as it has high entry costs and a large number of providers. As such, the biggest EHR companies focus many of their resources on this specialty.
These are some of the features to look for in an OB/GYN-specific electronic medical record (EMR)/electronic health record (EHR) solution:
|Pregnancy and perinatal tracking||The OB/GYN workflow should track every stage of pregnancy, making it easy for the physician to see, at every step, the progress the patient is making. The system should provide a prenatal record that will be accepted by hospitals, clinicians and birthing centers and be integrated into parental and pediatric record after childbirth.|
|Ultrasound imaging integration||The system should track and record ultrasounds and perinatal testing, link images to the patient’s chart, make annotations and import the raw data and measurements. Some software even calculates the gestational age based on the data imported from the ultrasound and can use that to track the baby’s progress.|
|Patient education||As expectant parents need a lot of information, it can be tough to keep track of what they’ve received and what is left to provide. Many OB/GYN EMR solutions have specific guides that can be printed or emailed to patients and allow the physician to document the educational material that was discussed with or given to the patient each trimester.|
|OB/GYN templates||In addition to the myriad templates addressing sexual and reproductive health, some EMRs have obstetrics templates that automatically open and populate based on gestational age, saving physicians time and energy that can be better spent on interactions with the patient.|
|Risk management system||As the prenatal flowchart is collecting months’ worth of data, including fetal heart rate, weight gain, blood pressure and glucose, the EMR can help the physician and family mitigate risk by identifying potential areas for concern before they become a problem.|
|Patient scheduling||Most EMRs manage patient scheduling, but pregnancy requires keeping to a specific schedule, visits with the ultrasound technician, coordinating with the hospital or birthing center and managing flexibility around delivery dates and times. Make sure the scheduling functions take all these elements into account.|
|Patient portal||Many EMRs now offer or integrate with secure, online portals for patients where they can access information about their health care. These portals generally allow patients to view their test results, send secure messages to their care team, request appointments and receive appointment reminders.|
|OB/GYN-specific E&M coding and billing||With a comprehensive clinical database of OB/GYN and perinatal ICD-10 and CPT codes, an EMR should make the billing process simpler and easier, supporting the physician in completing ACOG forms and expediting the billing process.|
Not all practices will need all these tools, and different systems support these functions to varying degrees, so it’s important to identify the ones that are most critical to you. For example, practices looking for tools related to in vitro fertilization might be interested in viewing IVF software solutions.
Market Trends to Understand
Instead of just choosing the most popular solution on the market, invest time in product demos of the various options. Undertaking such a process of elimination will help you find the right solution and give you the opportunity to get feedback from your staff regarding the product.
As a potential buyer, here are some market trends that you should consider before you make a purchase decision:
Laboratory integration. Doctors always need quick access to the medical records of their patients. Many medical procedures are linked to test results and in such cases, delays may result in further complication of the problem(s). This functionality allows users to integrate their EHR software with histopathology labs and receive test results in real time. As it provides instant results, laboratory integration is one of the most requested functionalities in the OB/GYN EHR software market.
Meaningful use certification. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides reimbursements to medical practices if they purchase and show meaningful use of EHR software. Since the rollout of this Act in 2009, many practitioners have adopted EHR software in their practices.
The Office of the National Coordinator-Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) is the government body that evaluates software vendors for the meaningful use certification. Its measurement criteria include patient demographics capture, data security and patient privacy.
Buyers who want to be eligible for the reimbursements should evaluate software vendors that are compliant with the meaningful use standards. This measure has resulted in many vendors filing for this certification.
E-prescription. This functionality allows practitioners to send patient prescriptions to pharmacies electronically. It saves precious time spent on writing up prescriptions or faxing documents to pharmacists. E-prescribing capabilities is a regulatory requirement to obtain certification for meaningful use incentives, which is why most vendors offer it.
Outsourced billing. Billing is always a complex process, as patients must track their invoices, bills and insurance claims. The process is further complicated if it involves Medicare and Medicaid payments. This complication has been a major barrier for small and midsize practices in accepting insurance and Medicaid payments.
Outsourced billing simplifies the process of billing by offloading the job to a third-party billing service. These providers are capable of managing all types of payments, including Medicare, Medicaid and third-party insurance providers. Many software vendors are partnering with billing service providers to offer this functionality. Outsourced billing has also improved the adoption of Medicare and insurance payments among small and midsize practices.
Cloud-based deployment model. Cloud-based products are gaining popularity in the market because of their low initial cost and ease of use for non-technical users. These products have led to the quick adoption of EMR software in OB/GYN medical practices and now, many on-premise vendors have started migrating to this technology.
Patient portals. These portals are secure applications that allow users to deliver test results in real time. They’re the fastest method of sharing test results and, therefore, many vendors offer this functionality.