Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need help deciding what data to collect, which measures to report on, and how to best use their EHRs to do so. This white paper provides you with the basic information you need to choose appropriate CQMs for your practice, and offers tips on how to use your EHR to store the data in a structured format.
Healthcare organizations are allocating significant dollars, time and resources to the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs). While several studies have estimated the cost to purchase and install an EHR to be anywhere between $15,000 to $70,000 per provider1, real-world implementations have soared into the billions.
Even as the move to electronic health records (EHR) progresses in earnest, there are a myriad of challenges involving legacy data systems. Chief among these challenges is the cost of maintaining obsolete systems solely for the patient information they contain. When up to 70% of a typical IT budget is spent on maintaining the current IT infrastructure and application portfolio, organizations have little left to invest in much-needed innovation. According to a recent HealthLeaders Media Survey, many organizations are still adjusting after their migration to a new EHR system. Hospitals need to get a better grasp on all forms and sources of data that they have—and the data they don’t yet have—so that the right information can be delivered to the right individual, and in the right context, at the point of care.
Provider organizations can realize tremendous gains in financial performance by integrating electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems. Especially in the face of the transition to ICD-10, results include optimizing revenue streams directly at the point of care, maximizing and speeding reimbursement, minimizing denials and streamlining the collection process.
Electronic health record (EHR) system implementation is one of the largest IT investments most healthcare systems have ever made but it’s success is largely dependent upon the data which feeds it. One the main data sources for the EHR is the item master, which drives not only supply chain processes but also a broad range of clinical and financial functions. Only with a clean, accurate and complete item master can a healthcare organization trust the outputs generated from its EHRs – from evaluating the clinical effectiveness of products to securing reimbursements. Learn how to execute a master data management strategy to derive the greatest value from your EHR investment.
This paper examines a new paradigm for Health Information and Records Management (HIRM) and provides practical guidance to help HIM professionals unwind paper records, offload the burden of low-value production work and lead the transition from traditional records management to an optimized HIRM model.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Sep 16, 2014
Download this ebook to understand the basic foundation that every practice needs in an EHR moving in to 2015 and beyond. Use the easy to follow checklist of criteria to ensure the vendor meets your individual practice’s needs as well.
Published By: Allscripts
Published Date: Sep 16, 2014
Download this case study to learn how a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) partners with Allscripts to improve overall clinical results, meet Meaningful Use and earn an estimated $6.3 million in incentive funding.
Located in central Ontario approximately 100 km (60 miles) north of Toronto, Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) provides highly responsive healthcare to more than 450,000 residents across a large geographical area. RVH’s team of more than 380 physicians, 2,500 staff members, and 850 volunteers delivers exceptional care and specialty services including cancer care, stroke services, orthopedics, intensive care, mental health services, and interventional radiology. In addition to the 319-bed acute care facility in Barrie, RVH also provides the MEDITECH electronic health records (EHR) platform for several other hospitals in Midland, Orangeville, and Collingwood.
Data driven tools and analytics can uncover a wealth of new savings opportunities for surgery centers and surgical hospitals. And you usually don’t have to search far to uncover the savings. You can immediately tap into one source of data to find these opportunities. Every Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Practice Management System offers a set of standard reports. Stored inside are at least five ways to save. Download this whitepaper to learn about these five opportunities
The network has never been as critical to the healthcare sector as it is today. Electronic health records, Wi-Fi-connected medical devices, and clinician smart phones are among a plethora of healthcare technologies that depend on a stable network.
The consistent development of this infrastructure is key for the healthcare sector to continue its successes in creating new possibilities for management, patient and family experience, and patient outcomes.
Extreme Networks posed key questions to Nolan Greene, a senior research analyst with IDC’s Network Infrastructure group, who highlights the critical issues healthcare IT professionals must consider when building a network that maintains industry needs.
Download this report to learn about:
• Why having a modern healthcare infrastructure is so important
• The major challenges IoT brings to healthcare networks
• How IEC 80001 is impacting compliance
• Trends that confront a network IT professional in healthcare
• Risks Healthcare IT must eli
In 2009, athenahealth undertook a lean mapping study of 25 providers at twelve diverse practices. This whitepaper leverages that study and best practices to provide the following five tips for establishing a clinical workflow that takes full advantage of the EHR and boosts productivity.
Struggling to keep its independence, Wilson Stream Family Practice needed to improve financial efficiency and data management. With athenahealth's medical billing and EHR services, the practice was able to organize clinical data, make patient visits more efficient, and improve overall quality of care.
The right electronic health records can dramatically improve patient care, profit, and practice workflow. Learn how to manage the electronic health records selection process to achieve your desired results and avoid several common pitfalls.
Published By: Medsphere
Published Date: Jun 26, 2013
Learn how a single comprehensive tool can be leveraged across the continuum of acute, ambulatory, and long-term care environments as well as in multi-facility, multi-specialty healthcare organizations.
Published By: VersaSuite
Published Date: Aug 13, 2013
Healthcare providers do not have to live with functionality interruptions and budget strains created by an EHR that does not fit the facility. VersaSuite delivers a customizable EHR/HIS system to streamline the entire range of healthcare business processes.
Published By: CareCloud
Published Date: Jan 21, 2015
Download this white paper to help you choose the right health IT vendor for Meaningful Use and beyond. Learn how modern EHR software can make it easier to:
• Meet more stringent stage 2 Meaningful Use criteria
• Demonstrate patient engagement
• Quickly adapt to future MU changes
This whitepaper serves as a guide to identifying an under-performing EHR and replacing it with a solution that delivers results. It offers answers to a number of common questions about EHR adoption and replacement and demonstrates how the right EHR can help practices get more money and more control, freeing up physicians to focus on patient care.