By adopting this electronic reportingsystem, we could establish a proper medical record. This electronic reportingplatform offers rapid access to test results and able to link verification withfollow-up action through auditable and transparent system.Following are three of the biggest benefits of switchingto electronic reporting system in allied health practice or in other word,paperless. First and foremost, cost savings.
By switching to the electronicreporting system, this will show significant savings on cost because processesare more streamlined. The equipment and storage are also not required in thesame capacity as before because when documents are stored electronically andaccessed from one place, printing becomes less necessary for records. So themoney could be saved on paper, toner, ink, and photocopier maintenance costs.The time spent for physically managing patients’ case files is alsonon-existent in a paperless practice.
Next, documents will be safer. By adopting electronicreporting system, the document files are less likely to be lost and damagedcompared to when storing the physical files. To be truth, paper is naturallymore easily get damaged when at risk of events like fire and flood. Casaline et.
al. (2009) also highlighted that paperrecords are easily misplaced or damaged. Therefore, by utilizing simplesearch functions in electronic reporting system, the document files are moreeasily recovered since they can be backed up by the cloud-based system. A studysuggests the cloud-based practice management software has almost 100 per cent guarantee of security tofiles and a safe, secure and reliable backup system.Moreover, by adopting electronic reporting system inallied health practices also may improve customer service as response toclients could be quicker with accurate information. For example, clinicians canlocate files quickly and easily during on the phone without making patient waitfor unnecessary amount of time while the clinician searching for patients’ files.This is because clinicians have immediate access to patient files on the cloudsystem, which in turn, making response efficiently and improve customerservice.Furthermore, by utilizing electronic reporting system inallied health settings, information can be readily communicated and sharedamong healthcare providers.
This is because electronic notes on patients’ casefiles are simultaneously updated on a real-time basis whenever it is audited bydifferent professional healthcare teams. In turn, multidisciplinary collaboration in patient care will be much moreefficient as the healthcare teams can access and share information aboutpatients’ case and details. Nevertheless, it is important to connect the healthcare teams fromdifferent field very well to avoid fragmentation so that any of the specializedinformation will not be misunderstood.