Electronic Medical Record Systems

Different electronic medical systems have different strengths and limitations. To decide which one to purchase, a medical practice can start by understanding how to assess the difference between systems. Electronic medical record systems may have different component software packages, including those for patient medical records, appointment scheduling, billing or patient education. Since patient medical records … Continue reading “Electronic Medical Record Systems”

Different electronic medical systems have different strengths and limitations. To decide which one to purchase, a medical practice can start by understanding how to assess the difference between systems. Electronic medical record systems may have different component software packages, including those for patient medical records, appointment scheduling, billing or patient education. Since patient medical records are a critical component, it is best to understand the software used to implement electronic medical records.

While electronic medical records remove the need for paper-based data entry, data still needs to be entered electronically. Some systems use keyboards, while others offer data entry options via touchscreens or verbally, with the use of voice recognition software. A key objective in installing an electronic medical record system is to reduce paper-based records. However, the need to print patient medical records often arises. Since most electronic medical records have a complex layout, printing a complete record can be a challenge, as not all systems are compatible with all printers.

It is inevitable that ‘hard copies’ of patient reports, such as x-ray reports or laboratory reports, will need to be imported into an electronic database. To do this, a practice needs both a scanner and compatible optical recognition software that may or may not be built into the electronic medical record system. Optical recognition software, in turn, may only recognize certain data or text entry formats.

Electronic medical record systems may offer options to import images, such as x-rays or CT scans, in one or more formats. Some systems do not offer any image importing options. When considering such options, it is best to go for the most flexible program that allows the importation of images in a number of different formats. Certain formats take up much more space on a hard drive than others, but may offer enhanced images.

Electronic Birthday Cards – A Fun and Versatile Way to Remember a Birthday

When a friend or family member has a birthday coming up what do you do? You go to the local grocery store to find a birthday card? Finding an appropriate card this way can be nearly impossible sometimes. There is a limited selection of each category. The funny ones aren’t funny and the serious ones are too sappy. Electronic birthday cards are a wonderful solution.

Some people will still like to receive a traditional paper birthday card but there are a lot of advantages to sending an E-card. One benefit is the huge selection. There are hundreds of possible cards in every conceivable category so you are almost certain to find one you like. If you can’t find one that you like they are customizable, so if the perfect card is not available you can edit a card to make it the perfect one.

Being able to customize the cards gives you a lot of flexibility and allows you to tailor a special message to the person receiving the card. You can also add historical facts about the day someone born. The card can contain news headlines, sports stories, popular movies, music, etc. from the birth year of the recipient. A card like this will stir up those nostalgic feelings and can be one of the most memorable cards they’ve ever received.

Electronic birthday cards are also very easy to send. Once you chosen or created the perfect card sending the card is as easy as sending an e-mail. You can also schedule the delivery time so that you never forget another birthday. You can schedule the car to be send to early in the morning so that the birthday boy or girl is sure to get their card as soon as they log on to check their e-mail of the day.

Sending electronic birthday cards will save you from the time and frustration of trying to pick one out at a local store, will help you to never forget another birthday, and allows you to create customized cards that are perfect for the person you’re sending them to making them a memorable and very special way to say happy birthday.

Why Electronics and Technology Are Important

People today live in a world that relies greatly on electronics and gadgets to make our everyday activities easier and faster. Most of us could not fathom what life we be like without computers, cell phones, iPods, televisions, or electronic toys. Over the years, technology has continued to advance, improving the quality of life for people who use electronics and gadgets to make their lives more convenient.

When we wake up in the morning, we are often greeted by our alarm clocks. How many people would be late for work if they had to rely on their internal body clocks to wake them up at the same exact time every weekday morning? Once up and out of our bed some people may enjoy a cup of coffee or espresso from the convenience of their own kitchen coffee making appliance. Others may head to the bathroom to start getting ready for the day. This may include using a hair dryer or curlers to style their hair, or maybe an iron to de-wrinkle their clothes. All the while, people may be catching up on the day’s news by watching their local news station on television. All this use of technology and electronics and they haven’t even left for work yet!

The list goes on and on. The advancement of technology has allowed us to enjoy our favorite music while we exercise via the use of an MP3 player, warm our food in seconds with the convenience of microwaves, and even read our emails from anywhere in the world with the use of smart phones and laptops. This is just the tip of the iceberg. While most people understand that electronics and gadgets are important, they don’t take the time to really comprehend just how much we use this type of technology in all aspects of life. Certain electronics and equipment have made medical procedures easier, not to mention just plain possible. Life expectancies have increased with the advancement in technology and suffering has lessened due to the invention of medical equipment and technologies.

Whether it’s the coolest new GPS gadget to help you located and get to your favorite vacation destination along with every restaurant, store, and gas station in the area, or the newest sonar machine that can allow a doctor to see any possible development issues with a mother’s unborn baby, technology and electronics means more to us than we can realize. New products are developed every single day and the more people shop for fun gadgets and electronics, the easier and more fun life will become!