The growth of technology has led to the introduction of EMRs in many healthcare organizations as a way of helping in managing patient’s medical records. This has led to a high EMR adoption rate amongst these health care organizations.
Because of the growing number of physicians implementing EMRs by adopting tablet PCs, companies dealing with EMRs and IT manufacturers have developed plans to build compatible systems to facilitate user-friendly and efficient EMR execution.
Given the complexities associated with implementing EMR systems, many healthcare facilities choose to hire EMR consulting services. EMR Consulting by TrueNorth ITG is a good example of these services.
Up to now, EMRs have been tried and tested on a variety of hardware, which is from table desktops to thin clients and now the Tablet PC. Each of the hardware has brought its benefits and challenges. However, the rising adoption of EMR through tablet PC has increased the interest and noticeability of this promising technology amongst its providers and users.
Today, the tablet PC is becoming one of the most popular options for most physicians and healthcare organizations. It is very light, and this has increased its portability. This has, in turn, allowed doctors to easily carry the device with them during most of their procedures and patient visits. This has enabled them to electronically document and chart everything, thus eliminating the need for paper records.
When selecting a tablet PC, there are some feature options for you to consider. Additionally, it is advisable to choose a model which easily fits the needs of your facility. Standard tablet PCs are the convertible style Tablet PCs which have an inbuilt keyboard and the slate-style tablet PC which uses a stylus pen instead of the inbuilt keyboard.
Many physicians prefer the slate-style because it is two pounds lighter than any convertible method. On the other hand, smartphone vendors have begun to introduce phones with features which are compatible with EMRs. This has given Android, and iPhone users the option use these devices which are lighter compared to the tablet PC.
Another important factor to consider is the battery life. The standard tablet PC for medical setting should have a minimum battery life of two hours. However, this varies with the model. Also, the software applications running on the device can affect its battery life. So, it is important to consider the software program and the device’s ability to run them efficiently.