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EHR Implementation Projects Impact EHR Optimization Efforts

March 21, 2016 - A hasty approach to EHR implementation presents healthcare organizations and providers now with opportunities for EHR optimization through a thorough, data-driven assessment of EHR technology already in place, according to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report on EHR data. As the authors of the report observe, current EHR optimization opportunities are likely showing themselves now that the...


EHR Implementation Timelines and Checklists

Implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system into a hospital is a long process. To ensure that the system is deployed in a timely manner and used in a meaningful fashion, it is first necessary to establish a realistic timetable for achieving objectives. The project will extend from preliminary assessments of your current infrastructure to the live launch and beyond to efforts to sustain the use of the system. 

We have put together some useful EHR Implementation timelines and checklists for Physician practices and hospitals:

EHR implementation timeline for hospitals

EHR implementation timeline for small practices

EHR implementation checklist for hospitals

EHR implementation checklist for small practices

 

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Mayo Clinic Begins Launch of $1.5B Integrated Epic EHR System

by Kate Monica

Mayo Clinic recently started work on launching a $1.5-billion project to integrate all of its patient health records into a single Epic EHR. The healthcare organization contracted Epic Systems to provide a single system to house more than 200,000...

Physicians Divided on Benefits of EHR Implementation, Use

by Kate Monica

Physicians across the healthcare industry continue to voice contradictory opinions on whether EHR implementation and use are beneficial or detrimental to patient care. Canadian physicians Drew Digney, MD and Ben Williams, MD recently penned an...

Epic Competitor Cerner Wins $33M Contract with Wisconsin DHS

by Kate Monica

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has chosen Epic Systems competitor Cerner Corporation for a $33-million contract to provide its EHR system. Cerner recently signed the ten-year contract to provide an electronic health data storage...

EHR Adoption Driving Need to Update Human Research Rules

by Kate Monica

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently submitted a letter to HHS Secretary Tom Price, MD requesting the implementation of the updated Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (Common Rule) to keep pace with rapid...

Senators Request Timeline for VA Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

Earlier this week, three senators submitted a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin and Department of Defense (DoD) Secretary James Mattis requesting further information on the VA EHR replacement, including a projected...

Health IT Tools, Capabilities Required for Value-Based Care

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

A successful transition to value-based care will require effective partnerships between healthcare providers and health IT developers as well as among providers themselves to ensure that current and future EHR and health IT infrastructure lead...

Enabling the IT Help Desk to Support Effective EHR, HIT Use

by Dan O'Connor, RN

In an increasingly competitive healthcare market, patient expectations and the demand for care data is rising. EHR optimization and system upgrades stand out as top budgetary priorities, but IT departments struggle to keep both end users and...

Doctor Shares Components of a Successful EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

In a recent article in Harvard Business Review, the former CEO of the Permanente Medical Group Robert M. Pearl, MD relayed his experiences installing an Epic EHR system ten years ago and the factors responsible for a successful EHR implementation....

VA Receives $65M in Funding for Cerner EHR Implementation

by Kate Monica

The House Appropriations Committee recently released its fiscal year (FY) 2018 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, allotting $78.3 billion in discretionary funding for VA healthcare modernization and improvements....

NC Health System Adds Epic Patient Monitoring Technology

by Kate Monica

Novant Health is the latest to join a handful of other healthcare organizations as users of Epic’s newest patient monitoring technology. The North Carolina provider will use Epic’s Healthy Planet link to share dashboard information...

2017 KLAS Report Names Epic, InterSystems Worldwide Frontrunners

by Kate Monica

EHR purchasing spiked worldwide with Epic Systems and InterSystems snagging more clients than their competitors in 2016, according to the most recent KLAS global EHR market share report. Research shows the factors fueling most global EHR purchasing...

Epic, Cerner Beat Out MEDITECH in Small Hospital EHR Adoption

by Kate Monica

A new KLAS report on the small hospital EHR adoption landscape shows that organizations under 200 beds are scooping up electronic health records from Epic, Cerner, and athenahealth at a rapid rate.   According to the report, hospitals with...

Epic Trails Cerner, McKesson in Recent EHR Market Share Report

by Kate Monica

A recent Kalorama Information Report names Cerner Corporation, McKesson, and Epic Systemsas the top three EHR vendors dominating the market in 2017. While these EHR vendors hold a majority of the market share, researchers stated small competitors...

US Coast Guard Searching for Commercial EHR to Replace Epic

by Kate Monica

The US Coast Guard recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) regarding which potential commercial EHR would best suit the needs of the federal agency. While the Coast Guard is interested in gathering information, the federal agency clarified...

New CMS Proposed Rule to Reduce Hospital EHR Data Reporting

by Kate Monica

A couple provisions in a new Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program rule proposal outline modifications to electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) reporting requirements and validation processes. In a public document in the Federal...

Small Practices Express Concern over Effects of EHR Adoption

by Kate Monica

A recent study to examine the effects of EHR adoption on revenue and patient encounters for small practices finds EHR adoption will likely reduce the number of patient encounters for physicians and, by extension, reduce overall practice revenue....

Health IT Systems Partly Responsible for Medication Errors

by Kate Monica

A recent study by Staley Lawes, PharmD, BCPS, and Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, found poor implementation of health IT can result in medication errors and higher risks of patient harm. While health IT has evolved to become a vital component...

Hospital EHR Use Helps Improve Weekend Health Outcomes

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

According to researchers from Loyola University Medical Center, hospital EHR use can counteract the weekend effect, a phenomenon wherein health outcomes for patients following weekend surgeries compared to those of their weekday counterparts....

Maury Regional Picks Cerner, MidMichigan to Launch Epic EHR

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

Tennessee’s top-ranked health system made the decision to replace its hospital and ambulatory EHR systems with an enterprisewide Cerner EHR technology. Maury Regional Health and Cerner Corporation announced the 255-bed center located between...

HL7 Publishes Release 3 of HIT Standard FHIR for Trial Use

by Kate Monica

Health Level 7 International (HL7) has published Release 3 of Fast Health Interoperability Resources (FHIR) Standard for Trial Use (STU), the organization announced midweek. “HL7 is pleased to work on the FHIR specification with many hundreds...

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