Documentation of clinical processes has taken on greater and greater importance, both for billing and quality improvement.
The database created by Sage HMS applications can be useful in documentation for billing and for medical records. The documentation can also involve the patient, which is seen as progressive by many consumers. The full record is available for what was originally ordered and if there were changes later in the process of the diagnostic testing. All of this can be useful in managing risk, reducing medical errors, and improving quality. Those data are instantly available to the rendering physicians as patient background, and if needed, to the third party payer to support reimbursement.