Currently, confusion continues about the number of acronyms that appear in our daily lives. Concepts like EPS, IPS or POS seem complex and difficult to remember.
This text intends to explain what these acronyms mean and to continue to analyze why it is necessary for an IPS to have software in its facilities.
To begin, what is an EPS? These acronyms translate Health Provider Entity and it is in charge of promoting the affiliation of people to the social security system. There is no medical service here, it is only administrative and commercial.
Now, the IPS are the Service Provider Institutions, that is, all the centers, clinics and hospitals where medical services are provided, either for emergency or consultation.
Finally, the POS, better known as the Obligatory Health Plan, refers to all the rights that the member has, such as dentistry, general or specialized medicine, hospitalization and surgery, among others.
The IPS, being solely and directly in charge of providing the health service, that is, being health care providers, have a balanced approach between managing their business and providing quality care. Healthcare software can lessen many of your challenges, allowing you to reduce costs and improve the quality of your care.
We live in an era of rapid change with constant innovation in technology, including medical equipment, computers, and software that do not stay the same for long. While the primary focus of IPSs is to provide outstanding healthcare service, you also need to spend some time and attention staying up-to-date with all of their technology, as both devices and applications are required to provide medical services.
The use of health technologies in medical clinics improves the quality of medical care provided by providing accurate patient records and enables physicians to better understand the patient’s medical history. Having a complete patient history allows doctors to treat illnesses more precisely and prevent prescription drugs that can be fatal. Without medical records, doctors would have to rely on the patient’s memory, which can lead to inaccurate medical history due to forgetfulness, complex drug names, and diseases that affect the patient’s memory.
Better patient experience
It should be all about the patient. To do this, installing the medical software will offer a much better experience for the patients lining up at the front desk. For example, a shift system that allows improving the organization according to the priority of each person.
Without a solid scheduling system, your practice can lose money and even patients if employees go out of their way to schedule appointments at the most convenient date and time. From initial appointment setup to needing to quickly reschedule appointments, medical software gives your staff the flexibility to perform those tasks with ease. As soon as a slot in the schedule is freed up when one patient cancels, it is immediately available to another patient.
Trying to perform basic billing tasks is much more difficult when you use a paper system or some kind of generic billing application designed for any office (and not for doctors). In contrast, a medical billing system helps providers manage inventory, generate custom financial reports, and produce detailed patient reports. Additionally, the app will help your team automate the procedures involved in coding claims, submitting them for payment, and then tracking each claim through the revenue cycle.
It is necessary to realize that we are at a time where immediacy is inevitable, where people seek to spend less time in any activity, even more when it comes to health issues. It is for this reason that having a software for this is a great investment and advantage for the IPS and for their respective patients.