Flexible EMR for a Flexible Practice
Many physicians worry that EMR is too cramped and limited for their specialty. They're concerned that a one-size-fit-all EMR is not appropriate for their clinical needs and can't help them provide excellent service. This is a legitimate concern, but if they're careful, it shouldn't be a problem.
Ophthalmologists, cardiologists, and dermatologists all have special needs for images, lab results, and the contents of their charts. SOAP notes are rarely the same for two different medical specialties.
This concern shouldn’t be a problem if the designers of the EMR software included an easy way for you to tailor the charts and forms to your personal preferences and clinical requirements. Look for a flexible system when you shop for EMR. They're out there. Don't let yourself get locked into rigid, frustrating software.