How would this work?
Let's say physician A comes to the office and has a busy or rather talkative day ahead of him. He attempts to log onto his usual online EMR software just to find that he cannot access the webpage. He yells for his underpaid front desk worker for her assistance. She contacts the internet service provider and is informed that there are some problems that need to be repaired and that they will send someone to make repairs. The underpaid front desk worker pleads with the internet service provider that this is urgent because all of the work done in the physicians office is done by computer. She is told that it will take awhile and that maybe they can use somebody else's wifi in the building to hold them over until they can get the problem resolved. The underpaid front desk worker goes to her boss, physician A and tells him what the internet service provider told her. "Well, get to it!" he snaps. "Go get the building manager and ask him if we can get access the wifi system they have as a courtesy. This is an emergency. I cannot work without the internet." The underpaid front desk worker finds the building manager and explains the situation. She is then given permission to use the building wifi as a courtesy. Meanwhile physician A is backed up with patients because he was unable to access the internet in a timely fashion. As a result there were a few cancellations and people who were not feeling well were given the option of going to urgent care or to go to the ER due to the fact that, physician A was unable to access the internet to obtain the patients chart information and immediate care was required. "Now I have to e-prescribe when I get home." mumbled physician A to himself. "I don't like to do this enough as it is, let alone do this nonsense while I'm home." Physician A gets through the rest of the day angrily as does the underpaid front desk worker who watches as her boss leaves for the day as he grumbles, "They will probably raise our rent sky high for using the wifi free of charge." The underpaid front desk worker then tries the internet for the medical office she works in and finds that the problem was fixed. She then contacts the EMR software company via e-mail and suggests a way to solve workflow interruption when there are internet problems and suggests an intranet software access as a possible alternative. Someone responds and asks her, how would this work?
Intranet Software for EMR Systems:
The intranet software would work the same way the internet access software does via server. Let's say a medical office is using an EMR called freevisit.com software for all of it's medical needs. Freevisit.com also has a downloadable software that should be downloaded onto your desktop for intranet use. The downloaded intranet version of the EMR software is exactly the same as the EMR software you access online or on the internet. An example of the way the intranet is used is this: If the medical office were using freevisit.com for it's online EMR, the intranet would be freevisit.intranet; that the physician or office worker would be able to click on and log in normally. The intranet of freevisit.intranet is constantly being updated since it can communicate with the online EMR of freevisit.com because it is linked to the freevisit.com website. Therefore, a medical office can access the intranet software and input notes and perform routine tasks ect. as one would as if they were using their freevisit EMR software online. By using the intranet a medical
office can continue to function although there are problems with the internet and without workflow interruption.
If I put in new patient notes and medications and add to a patients chart in any way by scanning information in while using the intranet, how does my EMR software online or through the internet obtain the same information?
Good Question. The intranet constantly updates the new information to the online or internet EMR system. To maintain real time patient chart information the intranet automatically purges new information added to it into the online or internet EMR system. You can also click "share" to have both the intranet of freevisit.intranet and internet of freevisit.com to have and update to the same information.
What if there was a severe power outage for several days? Since the information in the intranet is on the computer at the office and for internal office use; I can't access that same information on my computer at home. What happens if I have something on the intranet at the office and I need to access that same information at home?
Stop with the heavy baggage nonsense. The intranet purges information to the online or internet system or software. If you are using a laptop, you can take that same laptop home. If you have an internet connection at home the new patient information you added will be purged to the online EMR software and you can then just use your internet EMR since it will be updated with purged information from the intranet.
So I'm out of luck if I use a desktop computer, because these things are bulky and heavy to carry on the bus to do work at home?
No, you would just need a car! When using a desktop to enter information into the intranet EMR system, you can backup the intranet EMR files for that day or several days of use and then use the backup to put them on your computer at home. Just select backup- a calendar will appear and then you select the days that you were using the intranet and then backup those days files. You can then place them into the EMR intranet on your computer. Once you get home you may find that when you log in online to your EMR, eg. freevisit.com sent a message that new files have been purged from the freevisit.intranet EMR, a list of files and dates are provided that were entered into the intranet. It then occurs to you that the internet was repaired at the medical office and the intranet immediately began purging files to the online EMR system.
Good thing you didn't try to carry that desktop- The intranet for EMR systems where software is all the paper you need!