Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology EMR
Surgery is a serious event. Cosmetic surgery differs from all other kinds of surgeries due to its psychological nature; the surgery outcome directly corresponds with the patient’s self-esteem. With this in mind, cosmetics surgeons take their jobs as serious as a cardiac surgeon would. Equipped with a dermatology EMR, cosmetic surgeons can develop a comprehensive knowledge of their patient before surgery, follow templates during the surgery and monitor their patient’s aftercare.
PrognoCIS’ dermatology EMR starts patient care the minute the initial appointment is made. As with any other specialty, it’s imperative that the physician know as much as possible about the patient’s medical history and current conditions. Subjective data gathering can occur at the beginning of the patient encounter by the practice staff or beforehand via the patient portal, which can be a real timesaver. Physical exam templates that focus on specific regions of the body and face document the initial visit with the option of customized notes.
During the procedure, the surgeon can quickly pull up the consultation notes and diagrams as a reference. The dermatology EMR software solution comes with fully customizable procedure templates for breast augmentation, brachioplasty, face and neck lift, liposuction, mole removal and tummy tuck – as well as many others. The values of the sizes and volumes used, such as the number of cc’s in a breast implant or cannula size for liposuction, can easily be changed in order to accurately document the procedure.
After the surgery, the EMR’s inventory feature manages stock levels by manufacturer and expiration date, alerting staff to reorder when surplus runs below the preselected quantity. The use of the Physicians’ Desk Reference-based ePrescribing system ensures patient safety when writing prescriptions for pain medications and antibiotics by referencing patient history for allergies and current medications for potential adverse events. The patient’s post-op follow up encounter can be documented using the before and after reporting and image comparison. Learn more.