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When Ambulatory and Inpatient Workflows Collide

Posted by Wendy Loveland on June 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM

By Glenda Wickus
When you have an enterprise-wide go-live, it is important to plan for the events during which the ambulatory and inpatient worlds meet. This could include events such as direct admission from clinic, discharge from hospital, entering pre-op orders, and scheduling surgeries. How do you deal with these new workflows effectively without duplicating efforts? If inpatient and ambulatory teams are not collaborating, there will be confusion at go-live for end users and patients alike.

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Topics: EMR go-live, ehr implementation planning, EHR implementation

Healthcare’s Data Tsunami

Posted by Wendy Loveland on June 6, 2013 at 9:36 AM

By Pete Rivera, MSCIS, PMP

For years, healthcare leaders have tried to capture data in a way that will accurately process claims and record clinical findings. Business leaders’ focus was on reducing the cost and turnaround time for payments. Clinical data has historically been the domain of inpatient and ancillary systems. However, there are so many incentives that require ambulatory clinical information (e.g., Meaningful Use, Patient Centered Medical Home, Physician Quality Reporting Systems), that an average physician group cannot afford to be without an electronic health record (EHR). The continuum of care is dependent on a patient’s healthcare data from multiple sources.

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Topics: healthcare data governance, healthcare data management

Strategies for Physician EMR Training

Posted by Wendy Loveland on June 3, 2013 at 7:29 AM

By Lisa Laravie

How do you convince busy physicians to complete training on your organization’s new EMR or upgrade? It is especially challenging if your organization has a large number of community physicians. However, inadequate training can be a disaster during go-live, costing the organization time and money. The following are specific strategies to consider when planning your training program.

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Topics: EHR optimization, EMR training, physician EMR training, EHR implementation

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