EHR Adoption, Engagement & Implementation
In the selection of a certified EHR system, it is important that the hospital and physician practice follow a process that gives them the tools and insight to make the right selection decisions and that support successful implementation. The vendor selection decision will place the provider in a long-term, close relationship with the vendor. It is important that this be the right decision. A growing bank of tools and resources are provided here to help guide that decision making and implementation process
Fast Facts about Health IT Adoption in Health Care
This website provides different facts using visual expressions at many different levels in regards to health information technology adoption.
Consumers Now Call for Meaningful Use
This article discusses a meaningful use measure, patient engagement, and the fact that consumers, patients, understand meaningful use and want it.
CIO: To Increase Engagement, Use the IT Tools You Have
This article discusses the necessity of utilizing technology in order to enhance patient engagement.
The Key to Meaningful Use
This article specifically discusses the St. Cloud Orthopedics practice in Sartell, Minnesota, and the Medicare incentives they have received upon implementing an EHR and attesting to meaningful use.
EHR Dissatisfaction: A Tech or People Problem?
A percolating problem is beginning to boil over: doctors and nurses really don't like their new electronic health records systems. And, as EHR implementations increase ahead of government deadlines for incentive dollars, dissatisfaction among clinicians is growing.
Module 17. Electronic Health Records and Meaningful Use
This article is an in-depth analysis of the importance of Health IT and the increasingly frequent use of electronic health records (EHRs), disease registries, etc.
Change Management in EHR Implementation
This document is a guide for providers and their support staff to understand strategies regarding Change Management for Electronic Health Records (EHRs).
Meaningful Use Stage 2 Interoperability Criteria Training Course
This article discusses the first of five training modules for providers and other users.
Study: EHR Problems Stem from Human Interaction Issues
In this case study, Bowman (2012) discusses some of the problems with EHR implementation, identifying “the human-computer interface” as the major problem.
- How to Implement EHRs Mar 2012
- AMA: Implementing Health IT Sep 2010
Guidelines, Tools & Templates
Health IT Tools and Resources
This set of tools was developed by AHRQ and its contractors and is available to assist healthcare organizations in planning, implementing and evaluating health information technology.
OHN's 12 HIT Best Practices, Part 4: Implementation
Implementation - answering the question of how is it #4 on the list of Health Information Technology Best Practice Areas.
OHNs 12 Health IT Best Practices, Part 3: Strategic Checklist for Connectivity
The new nationwide health care model that is developing will force us all to think about how our facility, community and state will connect to the health care delivery system via information technology.
OHN's 12 IT Best Practices, Part 2: Collaboration
Best practices in IT: Collaboration
OHN's 12 Best Practices for IT, Part 1: Strategy and Planning
Best practices in IT: Strategy
- RFP Sample Documents Jan 2010
HIMSS EHR Implementation Success Factors for Practices with 1-5 Physicians
Here are the Top 10 EHR implementation success factors for practices with between one and five physicians. Think of this tool as a way to manage your EHR implementation project.
HIMSS EHR Implementation Success Factors for Practices with 6-10 Physicians
These Top 10 EHR success factors for medical practices with 6-10 physicians will help manage your EHR implementation project, incluing goal setting, education and culture change.
Related News Items
An EHR ‘Buying Spree’? Maybe Not Quite
Electronic medical record (EMR) systems continue to be purchased by U.S. hospitals.
EHR Association Calls 2015 Criteria too Disruptive
According to an EHR reviewer report from the first quarter 2014, 40 percent of medical practices plan to replace their EHR systems.
EHRA has Complaints about 2015 Criteria
Discrepancies about the Voluntary 2015 Edition EHR Certification Criteria Rule were recently presented to the ONC.
Lack of Interoperability Holding Back ‘Robust Health Data Infrastructure’
Electronic health record (EHR) implementation is in itself difficult to implement for many healthcare facilities.
EHR Adoption Grows Among Solo Providers
The article provides results from a recent telephone survey showing the increased adoption of electronic health records among solo providers.
Uncertainty Clouds Federal Test EHR Program
Earlier this year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) launched the Designated Test EHR Program.
EHR Upgrades Tough for Long-term Care
Implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems are proving to be a challenge for long-term care facilities, according to this article.
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