Since 2001,we had been using a document template with manual calculators to assess the disease status during each visit and based on that, formulate a proper treatment plan for our patients We had good outcomes but the process was laborious and slow. From 2007 onwards, we shifted to a rheumatology specific EMR with automatic calculators.
This article compares outcomes of Rheum Aid® (a clinician developed EMR for rheumatology) supported “Objectified Assessment” and prescription writing on patients with rheumatic diseases versus previous use of an MS Word® document template and shows better turnover and patient satisfaction.
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