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.
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.
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.
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
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: 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.
Electronic health records (EHRs) are necessary, but were not designed to anchor population health management (PHM). This is partly because they lack semantic interoperability, which is the ability of disparate information systems to share data and enable communications among users in a meaningful way.
This paper explains how an approach that includes a care collaboration platform can manage population health by aggregating and normalizing the necessary data.
Published By: Comcast
Published Date: Feb 03, 2017
Electronic health records are changing the face of patient record-keeping. No longer are doctors’ offices repositories for large, bulky, paper-based patient files—those have been replaced by computer-based files accessible to authorized people simply by logging on to the office’s network.
Published By: Ipswitch
Published Date: Dec 01, 2014
You’ve seen the digital evolution that’s taking place in healthcare and you’re at your job every day as this evolution continues—and organizations seek to more efficiently and securely manage the proliferation and management of electronic health records (EHRs) and every type of digital file that relates to patient care.
Published By: CareCloud
Published Date: Aug 13, 2013
This white paper explains:
• Why some physicians are wary of Meaningful Use incentives
• The workflow benefits of cloud-based electronic health records
• How Intel, Terremark and CareCloud set the standard for cloud services
• How cloud computing eliminates the need for larger IT departments
• How a large doctor group overcomes common challenges with the cloud
Published By: CareCloud
Published Date: Jan 08, 2014
While the terms “electronic health record” (EHR) and “electronic medical record” (EMR) are often used interchangeably, only EHRs make Meaningful Use attestation easy.
Get The End of EMR free whitepaper today to learn:
•The difference between EMR and EHR
•How to attest for Meaningful Use
•Stage-1 Meaningful Use requirements
•Which technologies are right for you
•The benefits of EHRs and more…
Download this whitepaper to learn more!
Digital technology continues to play an ever-increasing role in today’s modern healthcare systems. While 95% of hospitals in the United States have implemented Electronic Health Records or EHR, much work remains.1 Patient identification errors continue to plague hospitals and are the precipitating factor for 13% of surgical mistakes and 67% of transfusion mix-ups.2 Nationally, medication errors cause at least one death every day and injure 1.3 million people annually.3 The cost of lost lives, reduced productivity and malpractice insurance fees are debilitating the healthcare industry.
At the center of every hospital’s safety program is the patient wristband, which provides caregivers access to the information they need at every point of care during the patient stay. However, not
all wristbands are of equal quality. Some wristbands are not durable enough to withstand the rigors
of a busy hospital environment, leading to workarounds and mistakes that, in the end, comprise patient care.
The digitization of data has empowered both healthcare providers and patients to improve how, when and where healthcare is administered, giving patients greater control over their personal health and well-being.
The key to success lies in the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time. And a crucial enabler of improved communications is the ability to transfer data across like and disparate systems through mobile technology. This was the topic at a recent focus group Comcast Business held at HIMSS14 that included healthcare IT professionals from six leading healthcare providers. The participants shared the following insights on how advancements in data mobility can engage the entire healthcare ecosystem and help improve patient outcomes. Download this white paper to learn more.
The long migration to electronic health records (EHRs) in the U.S. is set to speed up with the funding authorized by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. But what are the specific risks when clinicians can’t access electronic health records? How far-reaching are the consequences when EHR data is lost, or its integrity is compromised? This paper looks at the mission-critical role of EHR systems, and introduces availability solutions that build in uptime protection to ensure the continuity of operation that both caregivers and patients can depend on.