Onbase Document Management ECM Software for Electronic Medical Records Integration

EMR Interoperability has become the most discussed and to a certain degree, the most argued of all aspects associated with the adoption of EMR systems in the US healthcare niche. However, there are some features of EMR Interoperability that simply cannot be ignored. For starters, EMR Interoperability is now a part of the standards set for establishing compliance with the terms and conditions listed for receiving the healthcare stimulus package benefits. EMR Interoperability seeks to solve a rather simple issue, i.e. the EMR software being used by a covered entity or its business associate might ensure satisfied functioning within the various sections of a clinical setting but such EMR systems might or might not ensure integration with external entities like clearing houses or other facilities that are using or sharing the patient healthcare data. Most of the EMR vendors have expressed their inability to ensure EMR Interoperability in their EMR software while only a handful of them have been able to deliver in this respect. The adoption of EMR Interoperability essentially means that the patient healthcare data is processed in a more transparent manner and EMR systems across a large geographical range are compatible with patient data integrity benchmarks.

Among the few software solutions that have delivered in the niche of EMR Interoperability, the most recommended one is the OnBase. The use of OnBase means that any kind of healthcare content being used outside a practice’s or clinical facility’s EMR can be integrated. This data can be in the form of faxes, medical forms, other paper records, graphical images from testing centers and other kinds of DICOM PACS image-based clinical medical images that can be integrated in the patient record for creating a more comprehensive patient database. OnBase makes it rather easy to capture any missing information from the patient record. This ease of using OnBase means that interoperability can be established among the biggest of healthcare facilities, i.e. across hospitals. Further, integrating existing electronic medical records with OnBase is rather easy.

OnBase solutions have been crafted in such a manner than with a single mouse-click, the existing EMR being used in a facility is integrated with OnBase within seconds. Most healthcare centers that have used OnBase opine that OnBase Document Management systems make it rather easy to scan, save and update any paper-based patient data that was earlier difficult to procure or capture digitally. This means that updated patient information is available to all entities that have been authorized to access or share patient data through the entire healthcare delivery process. This invariably means better, more accurate patient care. The OnBase Document Management is recommended to all those covered entities that have some amount of (remainder) paper-based records despite using EMR software.