Inpatient census management can be a frustrating and time-consuming task for medical practices that split their time between the office and the hospital. With a constant influx of paperwork and a need to manage hospital-bound responsibilities, it can feel like a never-ending battle to bring order to the chaos. The complexity of this process is exacerbated when non-clinician office staff are pulled away from their usual duties to assist with hospital rounding, adding to the already overwhelming workload.

This problem is further compounded by the need for accurate and up-to-date information, which must be conveyed in a HIPAA-compliant manner. The process of hospital rounding is far from simple and requires not just data recording but also critical thinking and decision making. Adding dedicated staff to handle charge capture and hospital rounding may seem like a solution, but it comes at a high cost both in terms of finances and efficiency.

The integration of workflow and charge capture software offers a solution to this complex problem. With greater organization and transparency, charge capture software makes everyone’s job easier, including the doctor’s. Clear visibility of the overall census, updated in real-time, reduces the burden on support staff and streamlines their role, leading to a reduction in the need for additional staff. This in turn reduces overhead costs and keeps the practice running efficiently and cost-effectively.

HybridChart is a company that offers cloud-based software that improves hospital rounding experiences by connecting healthcare teams and increasing efficiency. With features such as charge capture, census management, secure messaging, discharge planning, and data analytics, HybridChart’s software adapts to the unique needs of each practice, improving profitability and patient outcomes. By never missing another charge and getting paid for the work done, medical practices can take their operations to the next level.

For those interested in employing the best hospital charge capture practice, HybridChart’s website,, is available to provide more information, or a demo can be scheduled by calling 877-977-5544. Don’t let inpatient census management stand in the way of your passion for patient care – take control with HybridChart.

Dr. Gregory Sanders is a Harvard-trained, practicing cardiologist and founder and CEO of HybridChart. He has been coding since the 1980s and has spent his medical career focusing on improving processes. His patient care skills earned him recognition as one of Phoenix Magazine’s TOP DOCs. He lives in Scottsdale with his family.