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Planning for the Unexpected EHR Downtime: 4 Key Steps

Posted by Irene Bonin on April 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Ever heard the phrase “tech savvy”? Or “Information Age”? These are the times we live in. Everything is going electronic; from mail and photos to cars and phones. It seems like everyone knows the newer, faster gadget and how to use it. Along with the rest of the world, medical records and doctor’s visits are being taken electronic and, not surprisingly, the “digital generation” appears in the healthcare industry, as well. There are more and more people who have never worked on paper, only electronic health record systems (EHRs). But what happens if the system crashes? Or when the power goes out? Does patient care stop? Absolutely not. What happens to those tech savvy fishes when they’re tossed out of their electronic water and onto the stationery ground? Users sometimes struggle with the workflows using classic tools of paper and pen. These struggles then manifest as delayed patient care, frustration and anxiety. How can you ensure your organization is prepared for an unplanned downtime?

 

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Topics: communication, EHR, planning

Facilitation: Not Just a Buzzword, How to Run an Effective Meeting in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Irene Bonin on November 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Let’s face it, time is limited, especially when it involves the schedules of high-level management. So, how do you facilitate a meeting that brings key stakeholders together, validates information and arrive at an informed consensus?

There is a proven process. If you leverage the basic “ABC’s” (alright, it’s really ABCDE’s) of meeting facilitation, you can ensure that your goals and expectations are met in a timely manner and that you have the right people involved.  

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Topics: Leadership

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