Corporations have unified under the umbrella of the current economy with the objective to do more with less. For companies deploying and using Electronic Medical Records, the extraction of information from large storage spaces is crucial.

Electronic Medical Records have the capability of information storage, access and retrieval and to further its use, it needs to be interoperable.

In the identification of key performance indicators (KPIs), defining detrimental metrics and the provision of accessible data to users is the main and first hurdle. One of the biggest challenges in dashboard implementation is a clear definition of important KPIs and the best methods to represent them.

Not being able to afford clinical errors, physicians are usually short on time and often can overlook important administrative and financial objectives, paving the need for Electronic Medical Records.
Through Meaningful Use and other clinical standards, doctors have a lot to settle with Electronic Medical Records.  As a result, major EMR vendors have designed and embedded “Meaningful Use” KPIs for real-time graphical representation of compliance with objectives of clinical nature in their mind.
Customizable dashboards allow users to search, drill down and even update the presented information – saving time, streamlining workflow, maintaining the accuracy of records and focusing user’s actions on the positive outcome of key metrics.
Reflecting the most important information,  physicians often overlook customizable dashboards when selecting EMR software. It is crucial for the physician community to understand their importance.