A fundamental component of any cardiac device clinic’s modern workflow is the electronic health record (EHR) system. A reliable EHR system enables clinics to provide higher quality care to patients while driving organizational efficiencies and ensuring patient data stays accurate, up-to-date, and secure.
EHR systems are pillars of modern clinic management, allowing providers, nurses, and other staff to quickly and easily access relevant patient information for superior care. While they serve as the single source of truth for patient records, EHR systems are not “all-in-one” solutions for clinic management. Rather, they are a single component of a larger technology ecosystem, or “tech stack” in IT speak.
What is an EHR integration?
As the nerve center of a clinic’s tech stack, an EHR system needs to be able to seamlessly interact with other specialized clinical software solutions, such as applications for diagnostics, electronic prescriptions, billing, appointment scheduling, and more. The uninterrupted flow of patient data from each specialized application to the EHR is essential for advancing patient care.
EHR integration is the process of establishing this uninterrupted flow. It enables patient medical records to be accessed and updated across a variety of speciality software solutions. It makes patient data—including personal information, medical history, and more—readily available to clinicians in the different software tools they use every day.
EHR system integration is especially important for CIED clinics, where CIED management applications maintain essential data management capabilities as well as reporting, billing, and detailed transmission and interrogation details all in a digital format for rapid access. An EHR integration with the CIED management software ensures that patient records are always up-to-date and staff burdens are kept to a minimum.
What EHR integration can do for your CIED clinic
Today’s CIED clinics have a unique challenge when it comes to patient management; CIED clinics receive large amounts of data every day from a growing variety and volume of devices and care modalities. A modern CIED management platform makes quick work of these data volumes so that the care team can receive, analyze, and interpret the data. But the data triage efforts and clinical reports still need to be properly updated in each patients’ medical record.
Traditionally, clinicians would have to manually add CIED reports to the EHR system, a tedious and time-consuming process that puts a strain on clinic efficiency. An EHR integration can automatically update data shared between the CIED management platform and electronic patient records, eliminating arduous manual entry and creating the opportunity for significant process improvement.
EHR integration process improvement gains include:
- Decreased manual processing
- A reduction in staffing needs
- Real-time access to up-to-date patient data
- Automated billing with detailed financial transaction (DFT) configurations
- Reduced administrative costs associated with transcriptions and claims management
- Updated patient records for care compliance, reporting, and research
For CIED clinics, an EHR integration to a CIED management application can be a big contributor to patient-centric, staff-friendly modern cardiac device care.
An introduction to Murj EHR integration
“When a case is escalated to my attention, I want instant access to essential patient historical device data and therapies. The last thing the patient wants is a 40-minute delay while I dig through EHR looking for prior events. Using Murj, the key data is right there, dramatically improving my ability to effectively and efficiently deliver care.”Dr. Joseph J. Tiano, Cardiology Physicians of Fairfield County
Murj EHR integration solutions deliver rapid, low-cost, and highly secure bidirectional connectivity between Murj and all major EHR systems, including Epic, Cerner, and eClinicalWorks. Murj has helped 80+ clinics successfully integrate their EHR systems with Murj.
There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to an EHR integration, which is why Murj offers a flexible approach to design each integration to suit the specific needs of each customer. Murj partners work closely with IT and EHR teams in integration scoping, development, testing, and continuous production support. Murj collaborates with your technology team every step of the way.
Murj invests in and supports a powerful array of integration pathways. In order to deliver capable and, at times, bespoke integrations, Murj supports all modalities of EHR connectivity, including EHR marketplaces, APIs, and VPN connections.
Murj EHR integration capabilities enable:
- Automated transfer of patient reports into the EHR
- Elimination of manual scheduling and order entry
- Automated billing workflows that leverage DFT interfaces
- Communication via Health Level Seven (HL7), Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR), Extensible Markup Language (XML), and other data transfer protocols
“Integrating our EHR with Murj was an impressively smooth process from end-to-end. After one call with Murj, each member of our IT team knew exactly what was needed to execute a seamless integration. Our billing staff is excited to finally have billing charges automatically populated which avoids manual entry completely.”Dan Von Forell, IT Integration Engineer, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System
Supporting clinics of all shapes and sizes
Improving patient care is top of mind in everything we do at Murj, and our EHR integrations are no different. Our EHR Integration experts will work closely with your clinicians and IT team to ensure a smooth end-to-end integration that delivers superior patient care workflows.
Learn more about Murj EHR Integrations and how Murj customers benefit from successful EHR integrations, contact us today.