Patient care in hospitals and clinics don’t just stop with diagnosis and treatment. What follows after these two processes is equally important – adequate nutrition. Nutrition and adequate supplements of it is one of the crucial factors that influence the recovery of patients. A report from the National Institute of Health revealed last year that malnutrition in patients has been one of the major reasons for patient re-admissions and cropping up of concerns like pressure ulcers.
To eliminate such instances and pave way for better patient recovery, one needs to standardise the supply and intake of nutritional supplements. This can be intervened and resolved only when a standard is set for the monitoring and supply of adequate supplements to patients.
And what could be a better way than resorting to the use of electronic health records. Acting as a centralised portal for doctors and clinicians to retrieve patient information for better diagnosis, an EHR can also act as a platform for dietitians and nutritionists to plan the intake of adequate supplements for health and recovery. An EHR has all the crucial information and metrics required for wellness deliverance and this access to dietitians will help them plan the right supplements at varied stages of patient recovery.
Generally, a dietitian would need the following parameters to make a better and an informed chart on patient recovery and an electronic health record provides with all the necessary information on –
- Demographics of the person
- Supplements being provided
- Requirement of special supplements
- Symptoms and diagnosis
- Side effects or allergies to certain medications and supplements
This association of a dietitian or a nutritionist with an EHR also acts as a liaison between them and doctors for coordination on patient health improvement statuses and modification of nutrition intake depending on each stage. During medication, it is highly likely that patients lose or gain weight invariably, eat in meagre portions and become stressful. Access to the electronic health records of patients allows the dietitians to anticipate the requirement of diverse types of supplements, forecast a recovery chart and tailor the intake of supplements for each patient they take care of.
One of the major concerns dietitians face with patients is they don’t come back for follow up sessions for recovery monitoring. It is a general mentality of patients to do away with either medication or nutritional intake once they reach a particular stage of recovery. All that dietitians or nutrition suppliers want is the patients to be in touch with them. The EHR makes it easy for them to know the status of the patients frequently and patients can consult their dietitian anytime with better information on their health and information on diagnosis.
MLM (Multilevel Marketing) companies are also some of the finest providers of organic nutritional supplements and one of the most practical ways they can reach out to their audiences is by associating with an EHR platform. The association would make it easy to provide timely access to nutrition supplements and come back for recommendations and resupply at frequent intervals. To personally know how EHR.Network can help you, get in touch with us for a conversation.