Otobase has been utilized as an EMR solution for hospital-based clinics. But what about patient data integration for independent practices, specifically audiology/ENT clinics that are not part of a health care system?
Lance: EMR is just the tip of the iceberg. There many ways to integrate multiple equipment within a clinic, or multiple clinics. The level of integration is dependent on how connected you want to be. This graphic illustrates four ways Otometrics can assist audiology practices today:
Kathleen: Otosuite integration is ideal for a practice that would like to transition to a PC-based workflow. The modular setup provides a flexible way to invest in equipment now, and add on more equipment as the clinic’s hearing services grow. Otosuite provides a single user interface for diagnostic and fitting. We discussed this in one of our past interviews with AudiologyOnline, “Otosuite and the Audiology Practice”.
Most Madsen® and Aurical® equipment run on Otosuite so current users can manage all tests using one interface for otoscopy, audiometry, OAE, tympanometry, PMM and beyond. Users can also print a consolidated Otosuite report for the full appointment, and this is a great tool for counseling; or documentation to refer the patient to an ENT for further testing.
Mona: For clinics that simply need an all-in-one solution for multiple tests, there are more options to consider. Our next generation Bio-logic® products are PC-independent, handheld and transportable―you can take your equipment to the patient or to remote locations. Modular configuration for some or all screening and diagnostic tests―ABR, OAE, tympanometry and audiometry―allow you to do as little or as much as you need using one single device.
The ability to combine multiple test results in one device streamlines data collection and simplifies the clinician’s workflow. All patient test data can be presented to the patient in one PDF or print report. Bio-logic is an ideal solution for audiology, ENT or pediatric clinics; and audiologists on-the-go.
Bio-logic can operate as a standalone device, however, it is also Noah-compatible so it provides a flexible solution for centralizing the results and preparing for EMR integration.
This Ask the Expert is an excerpt from the interview, Navigating Audiology Health IT and Patient Data Integration. For more information please visit please visit otometrics.us or the Otometrics Partner Page on AudiologyOnline.