This is a question for some of you more experienced users. I only just setup OpenEMR and thus haven’t done anything with it. I don’t need anything for billing or insurance. Everyone pays cash and everyone except for a couple of patients pay me every visit. The ones that don’t pay every visit pay every 2 to 3 visits. So tracking accounts receivable is also not an issue.
Currently I am using Microsoft OneNote (Office 365) in the cloud to create online notebooks for each patient in which I create tabs for their intake form, images and corresponding radiologist report. I also have another tab for the visit chart notes. The reports are inserted by snapping a picture via my iPad as a document. If they are images (X-Rays, MRI, CT) I’ve exported them from the viewing software or snapped a picture of them and inserted them manually. I’d like to be able to do the same thing with OpenEMR if that’s possible.
I’m also very interested in the statistics side of things. I’m currently using Excel to track the number of new patient visits and the number of patient visits throughout the year. However I’d like to be able to do more such as tracking Patient Visit Average, number of patients with a specific chief complaint, the age of the patients, etc…
As a precursor to my next question you need to know that I have setup OpenEMR, not on a standalone computer/server, but on my web server where my website is hosted so I can have 24/7 access. I’ve taken all appropriate measures to ensure it is secured.
With that said, I would like to be able to schedule patients via my iPhone or iPad. Currently I use Google Apps for my domain which I use Google Contacts to enter all the patients pertinent contact information. I am also using an account on Microsoft’s Outlook.com (again Office 365) for scheduling since it syncs for free with the desktop version of Microsoft Outlook. Both of these things, Google Contacts and Outlook.com Calendar, sync to both my iPhone & iPad.
Are these things possible with OpenEMR or do I need to consider something else?