Can certain functions of OpenEMR be used without actually creating a medical record? We’re a small optical/optician shop and are interested in utilizing the patient database, recall labels, and calendar/scheduling. We don’t “see” patients, only the optometrists do but we schedule for them. They use paper charts and not sure they’re interested in moving to an eRecord at this time.
Any thoughts or limitations on this? Would we need to “arrive” the patients in the calendar to create a blank encounter, so the recall system knows the patient was seen? Would there be issues if these are never signed off?
Bonus question: May also be interested in using this for Billing and Insurance submission, but we almost fall under the retail category in terms of various brands of frames, lens types, repair fees, etc. I don’t think we would want to keep inventory, and have a more flexible system where we can easily change/override prices. Thinking we should continue to keep this separate in Quickbooks?