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11 Pitfalls of a System Conversion and How to Avoid Them

Posted by Lorie Richardson on January 27, 2016 at 10:13 AM

According to a recent predictions report from IDC, 2016 will see a market influx of new, third-platform acute care EHR solutions. Providers are responding to the drawbacks of existing, dated second-platform technology that makes up most of the current EHR install base. Lack of interoperability and patient centricity, along with the inability to meet the needs of new accountable care initiatives are driving this move to the next level of healthcare IT technology. This change promises to lead to a complete digital transformation in the healthcare industry in the next five years.[1]

This shift increases the chances of there being an EHR conversion in your future – something that is necessary but can nonetheless be a complicated and perilous journey. Commitment and planning are critical to a successful conversion, but even then, dangers still lurk. Here are 11 common pitfalls you might encounter during a conversion and what you can do to avoid them.

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Topics: ehr implementation planning, clinical optimization, EHR solutions

Healthcare leaders blog: HIT Challenges in Transition: Moving Toward a Clinically Integrated Network

Posted by Healthcare Leaders on January 20, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Chuck Deckert, Vice President, Health Information Technology Solutions, Sharp Healthcare
Neil Treister, MD, MBA, Medical Informatics Officer, Sharp Healthcare

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Topics: strategic planning, hit challenges, clinically integrated network, Hayes Thought Leadership Blog Series

Balancing Act: How to Effectively Maintain your Legacy System During the Chaos of an Install

Posted by Paul Allen on January 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Resources are limited, funds are limited, and time is invaluable. What should an organization do to maintain their legacy system during the installation of a new system?   It’s impossible to ignore the compliance, patient service needs, and required enhancements to your current system.   What should you consider to remain compliant? What can be done to make the go-live more productive and seamless? What are the tasks that can be completed to make the post go-live more productive? How does one provide the dedicated resources during this transitional time? With so many questions to consider, we have broken it down into four central topics so you can confidently maintain your legacy system during your install.

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Topics: EHR go live, EHR implementation, revenue cycle management

Is Becoming an ACO the Right Choice for You? 5 Questions to Ask

Posted by Don Michaels, Ph.D. on January 6, 2016 at 9:00 AM

One of the key concepts to rise out of the turbulent past decade in the healthcare industry is the Accountable Care Organization (ACO). In the ACO model, private and government payers offer the opportunity for financial incentives to groups of providers to encourage them to come together voluntarily to deliver high quality while keeping costs down. The theory is that rewarding providers for outcomes rather than just the number of services provided will ensure more efficient and effective patient care. The initiative makes sense, but putting it into practice has proven to be challenging.

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Topics: strategic planning, Accountable Care Organization

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