The advancement of electronic health records (EHRs) have no doubt helped health care providers and hospitals change the way they manage and deliver patient care. But, what if I told you that nonprofit organizations could benefit from this technology, too?
While nonprofit organizations may not possess the means to invest in such a technology, Core Solutions suggest that the benefits reaped from investing in the right EHR provider and leaving behind the paper records brings in “countless new efficiencies that will benefit both nonprofits and the communities they serve.” Here are their reasons why EHRs create value for nonprofit organizations:
1. Add service line and meet new business models. By having a holistic view of donors across programs, it allows nonprofits to identify and address gaps in care coordination and services. With this, nonprofits can enhance a limited business model.
2. Decrease spend and human error. By adopting an electronic process and eliminating the paper trail, this will be decrease human error associated with paper records. In addition, it increases the availability of information for staff.
3. Increase staff efficiency. Adopting EHR technology will increase the efficiency of staff due to the fact that there will be one integrated, enterprise-wide system (information will only need to be entered one time).
4. Enable better consumer outcomes. EHR technology will allow nonprofits to securely interface with other provider organizations and help improve care services and outcomes.
5. Monitor agency progress and make better decisions. EHR technology enables its
users to easily access reports, dashboards and other information, which facilitates smart and data-driven decision making.
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