Specialty-specific healthcare information technology leader Modernizing
Medicine® today announced the release of its enhanced allergy
solution, now available within the EMA™
electronic health record (EHR) system. This latest enhancement
enables allergists and otolaryngologists – ear, nose and throat (ENT)
specialists – to more easily record allergy testing and serum mixing
data into the otolaryngology EMR system, adding to the already robust
medical content included for allergy, asthma and immunology diagnoses.
Many of the 5,000 practicing allergists in the United States still use
software that is outdated or separate from their current EHR system.
These systems can lack the out-of-the box capabilities necessary for
allergists to accurately document patient visits, resulting in
time-consuming workarounds when diagnosing and treating patients.
With the latest enhancements to EMA
for otolaryngology, users of the system will have the ability to
document allergy testing results per allergen panels. Results will be
summarized and will help providers create their mixing vials from the
results uncovered. Both panels and allergens can be pre-configured and
managed, helping bring efficiency to the practice and enhancing the
Overall, EMA for otolaryngology provides allergy specialists with access
to a more comprehensive, user-friendly platform with adaptive learning
that can increase practice efficiency and allow them to focus on patient
care. Additionally, the allergy-specific solution brings together
testing and injection recording under one umbrella, a major pain-point
among allergists according to current Modernizing Medicine customers.
“Through interactions with our allergy specialists who have adopted EMA
for otolaryngology, we came to understand their unique needs,” said Dr.
David Lehman, senior medical director of otolaryngology at Modernizing
Medicine. “We incorporated additional allergy-specific workflows and
data including inhalant, food, and skin interactions into the ENT EMR
software, so that, when coupled with EMA’s adaptive learning
capabilities, allergists and ENTs using EMA can work more efficiently.”
Dr. Howard Garb of ENT
Associates of East Texas shared, “After using EMA for just two
months, I was able to leave the office on time with all documentation
completed. I have not stayed after hours or had unfinished charts since
The EMR software for otolaryngology is only one portion of modmed®
Otolaryngology. Other solutions within the suite include:
Management (PM) – From scheduling the visit through
service completion, this system fully integrates with EMA and focuses
on practice operations and finances, connecting the front and back
offices. Part of the all-in-one system, it’s designed for scheduling,
document management, billing and reporting.
Cycle Management (RCM) – From before the patient is seen until
after their bill is paid, this medical billing and collections service
addresses the entire revenue cycle.
– Identify and track key performance indicators to optimize your
practice with this innovative data analysis tool.
Engagement – Improve interactions with patients through
Modernizing Medicine’s patient tools including the Patient Portal,
modmed® Kiosk, Patient Reminders and Patient Surveys.
– Move through patient visits seamlessly with automated prescription
benefits through Surescripts and lock into their Real-Time
Prescription Benefits program.
EMA for otolaryngology was recently ranked the #1 EHR system for the
fifth consecutive year by Black
To learn more about the modmed Otolaryngology suite and ENT software,
please visit Modernizing Medicine at www.modmed.com/otolaryngology/.
Attendees of the Combined
Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) can visit Modernizing Medicine
booth 607 during exhibition hours from May 2-4, 2019.
About Modernizing Medicine
Modernizing Medicine® and its affiliated companies empower
physicians with suites of mobile, specialty-specific solutions that
transform how healthcare information is created, consumed and utilized
to increase practice efficiency and improve patient outcomes. Built for
value-based healthcare, Modernizing Medicine’s data-driven, touch- and
cloud-based products and services are programmed by a team that includes
practicing physicians to meet the unique needs of dermatology,
gastroenterology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pain
management, plastic surgery and urology practices, as well as ambulatory
surgery centers. For more information, please visit www.modmed.com.
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