Paper has been used for years to store patient information, but with the new technologies on the market, it is already possible to rely on electronic medical records. Check below what are your main advantages available in the Ninsaúde Apolo medical record:
1 - Security
By Brazilian law, conventional medical records must be kept for at least twenty years from the date of the patient's last care record. However, we know that the paper condition may decay over time, which can make documents unreadable or even result in a total loss, such as in cases of humidity or fire.
These unforeseen events will never happen with the use of an electronic medical record, as the data is stored on high-tech servers.
Also, at Ninsaúde Apolo, cloud platform services always encrypt stored content without any action from the client, using one or more encryption mechanisms. These same policies and management are adopted by Google and Gmail.
2 - Practicality
Forget the huge and heavy steel files where finding a document takes time, extra attention and a lot of agility in your hands. With the electronic medical record, you can access all patient information with a few clicks and wherever you are.
Practicality is not only an advantage when storing, but also when servicing. By choosing the right software, you will be able to serve your patients not only through computers but also through tablets and smartphones, as is the case with Ninsaúde Apolo.
3 - Organization
Dealing with papers is almost always a stressful task because in addition to the time it takes to handle, just keep a sheet out of order and everything can become a mess. In this respect, the electronic medical record is much more effective because, in addition to the ease of storing and finding it, your patients' data will always be well organized.
4 - Reduction of writing errors and unreadable letters
We know that the time between one service and another must be used in the best possible way by the health professional. Therefore, often when writing an evolution or even making a prescription, the registration is done quickly resulting in an unreadable document.
At Ninsaúde Apolo, the professional can dictate instead of writing or even select text templates that are used routinely, without the need to write, selecting them with a few clicks.
5 - Reduced use of space in the clinic
As mentioned before, paper charts need to be kept for at least twenty years, which means that the more calls, the more papers, and less space. For this reason, clinics usually use one or even more rooms exclusively for medical records storage. However, using an electronic medical record, this is no longer necessary.