Health care organizations, from private clinics to the rural hospital, were under a federal mandate to convert their patient (paper) records to digital by 2014. As such ‘electronic health records (EHR) are now available for patients to freely access their records to pass along to caregivers, and help doctors track a patient’s condition; furthermore, such easily accessible data helps medical specialists and others to evaluate the information that might help them intervene to stop the spread of a disease.
In fact, according to Vaccine News, the advent of the EHR platform is directly related to helping “stop a preventable disease.”
Often, the workhorse behind such database management systems is today’s Healthcare ERP software, like Microsoft Dynamics GP. The success of this software in handling patient records is getting the nod from the business-end within the health sector.
Many of these healthcare organizations have implemented enterprise resource planning platforms like Microsoft Dynamics, which can help patients manage their care and its cost. But still these facilities have frequently found themselves shuffling piles of paper in accounting offices and on the desks of those across the enterprise who must approve expenditures.
Routing documents through an office is routine enough, but the old methods of ‘handling’ paper are the source of many bottlenecks in paying vendors or tracking supplies and materials.
Microsoft Dynamics GP provides accounting staffs with a solution to the proverbial paper chase: paper can be minimized, data entries are more accurate and duplicate payments can be stopped.
To reduce costs, more and more departments are turning to the cloud for the Microsoft Dynamics solutions, thereby doing away with capital expenses for new server rooms and hardware.