Analyzing EMR Data Key To Increasing Referrals, Providing Benefit To Patients & Health Systems

With electronic medical records, physicians and hospital leaders have access to reams of data, much more so than in the past — even too much, in some cases. Turning that data into actionable change can be challenging, but with the right approach, EMR data can be used to increase referrals to hospitals, imaging centers, standalone clinics and even individual specialists.

Typically, those who receive the most referrals belong to health systems or networks that partner with a vendor, one that sifts through the data and identifies opportunities for both financial and clinical improvement. There are a lot of vendors in the space, from Compulink and MediTouch to CureMD and Azalea Health, each with their strengths and weaknesses.