10 Electronic Health Records (EHR) Platform Trends to look out for in 2023
- March 7, 2023
- Posted by: Steve Smith
- Category: Electronic Health Records
Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems have been at the forefront of technological innovation in the healthcare industry, and 2023 will see even more advancements in this area. There are ten main EHR trends to keep an eye on in 2023
Increased Adoption of Cloud-Based EHRs
One of the most substantial trends in EHR technology in recent years has been the change toward cloud-based solutions. Cloud-based EHRs offer greater flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness than on-premises solutions. Cloud-based EHRs also offer the ability to access patient records remotely, which has become increasingly important due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
AI-Powered Decision Support
Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming how healthcare providers make some decisions. EHR systems that leverage AI algorithms can noticeably reduce the impact of these steps on a practice’s workflow processes.
Interoperability has been a challenge for EHR systems for many years. We expect EHR vendors to continue to work towards improving interoperability between different practice systems. Allowing easy transitions of information between systems solves the hassle of manually batching.
Increased Focus on Cyber Security
Cyber security is a significant concern in the healthcare sector. In 2023, we expect EHR vendors to place greater emphasis on improving the cyber security of their solutions. This will involve investing in technologies such as block chain and encryption to protect patient data from cyber threats.
Focus on Patient Engagement
Patient engagement has become a priority for many healthcare practices. EHR systems need to provide patients with tools that allow them to access and manage their health information easily. Some examples of patient engagement tools include patient portals, mobile apps, and wearable devices. In 2023, we can expect to see EHR vendors place greater emphasis on developing patient-centric features.
Integration with Telehealth
Telehealth has become vitally important to healthcare delivery, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. EHR systems will need to integrate with telehealth systems and platforms seamlessly to ensure that healthcare providers can deliver care virtually. In 2023, we can expect EHR vendors to focus on creating telehealth integration solutions that are easy to use and that provide healthcare providers with the tools they need to deliver high-quality care.
Greater Emphasis on Data Analytics
EHR systems generate vast amounts of data. In 2023, we can expect EHR vendors to focus on providing insights to help healthcare providers make better decisions. Some examples include using machine learning algorithms to identify patterns in patient data or predictive analytics to identify patients at risk of developing specific health conditions.
Personalization of Care
Personalization of care is becoming increasingly important in healthcare. In 2023, we expect EHR vendors to focus on creating solutions allowing healthcare providers to deliver personalized patient care. This could involve using patient data to create personalized treatment plans or integrating patient-generated data into EHR systems.
Increased Use of Mobile Devices
Mobile devices have become a vital tool in healthcare delivery. We presume EHR vendors place greater emphasis on developing mobile-friendly solutions. That will involve creating optimized EHR systems for mobile devices and developing mobile apps that provide healthcare providers access to patient data from anywhere.
Continued Evolution of EHR Standards
EHR standards have evolved significantly over the past decade. HER standards will continue to evolve, with a greater emphasis on data sharing and interoperability. That will enable healthcare providers to access patient data from other healthcare organizations easily and will help to improve care coordination and patient outcomes.