Burned Out and Stressed Out? How PatientLink Is Your Magic Pill. Discover Proven Full Spectrum Patient Engagement
By: Elizabeth Barker
It isn’t a new discussion: clinicians are facing burnout on a daily basis – and at epidemic levels. Their heart is in treating their patients, yet managing a multitude of other requirements creates an enormous burden – often an understandably insurmountable task.
There isn’t enough time in a given day to do it all. Clinicians and support staff alike are on overload – and everyone is exhausted. No doubt, the very stress a healthcare provider counsels their patients against plays an enormous role in their own burnout. With constant pressure on clinicians to increase their patient load, generate revenue, place orders, review new patient cases, authorize prescriptions, chart and other demands of the clinic operation, how much energy and time is actually left for quality patient engagement?
It seems as if million-plus blogs have been written on the causes and effects of provider burnout. To complicate matters, the suggested solutions vary widely. We could hash out and argue over the numerous culprits, but our focus is on one major symptom of the burnout flu: data entry. But, we show you how – and why, PatientLink® software is your magic pill.
A recent survey suggests “Increasing computerization of practice (EHRs)” as the third largest culprit of burnout. But let me be clear: the EHR isn’t the enemy. Its job is to help medical practices, not hinder them. The EHR is designed to store data, provide quick and easy access to that data, and to help reduce medical errors. But one of the major issues is to be certain the information is being entered into the correct location in the first place. And as it stands, a lot of ‘someones’ are involved in that process!
But the remedy to the data entry flu is simple:
PatientLink’s software suite. It captures a patient’s health information and sends it into the EHR as discrete, structured data. Many of our clients report saving 10-15 minutes per patient – and some even 20 minutes per patient! With PatientLink, when the doctor enters a patient’s exam room, they already have the most current data in hand. It leaves more time with what matters most: patient engagement.
And, the time savings is just the tip of the iceberg. PatientLink software makes it possible to capture patient generated health data (PGHD) for scored assessments, patient satisfaction surveys, and a host of other revenue generating projects. And, our software isn’t limited to sending information solely into an EHR. We capture and send data into any repository, such as an Excel spreadsheet. And, although we have a vast forms library, we also provide clinics with immeasurable form custom development options, including forms in other languages.
Our friendly team is always happy to provide a quick, no obligation demo of PatientLink in action. We’d love to show you how PatientLink will optimize your workflow, save time, increase revenue, and further promote your patient-centric approach to care. Simply send an email to David Lee at DavidL@MyPatientLink.com today!