Clinical, Financial and Administrative Insights For Physicians
This post has been contributed by Alan Edwards who holds an MBA in Health Care and is a former hospital CEO and group practice administrator. He continues to be active in the field and often writes on health insurance and health policy.
Top EHR Myths That Need to be Dispelled
As healthcare providers across the country implement electronic health record solutions, there's a lot of advice being handed out online and in professional settings. While much of the information circulating about EHR systems is true, there are some myths and bad advice that could put your practice on the wrong road when setting up electronic billing and medical record software.
This post has been contributed by Alan Edwards who holds an MBA in Health Care and is a former hospital CEO and group practice administrator. He continues to be active in the field and often writes on health insurance and health policy.The world of medical care providers turned itself upside-down and inside out over implementation and meaningful use of electronic medical records also known as electronic health records. The industry uses the acronyms EHR or EMR to describe electronic medical records.
Increase Referrals To Your Private Practice Now By Adopting Electronic Health Records
Like any new office policy integration process there exists a learning curve. One well worth the time investment is the introduction of a new electronic health records system into your private practice. The government is currently offering potential financial incentives for those who adopt early, but has also laid out a series of penalties for those who miss mandated deadlines. Everyday, more providers are going paperless to streamline their process- what could this imply for your referral base?
EHR Implementation Challenges in Small Practices
One mistake many offices make when converting files to electronic health records is to attempt to do everything at once. If your medical office isn't ready for a full-scale EHR implementation, a push to complete the process on a tight deadline overwhelms and burns out staff. Converting records at a pace that isn't right for your office—or doing so before you're ready or have the right resources in place—can also corrupt your patient care processes, resulting in treatment mistakes or poor patient experience. Here's a look at how to face those, and other, EHR challenges in a small or mid-sized medical office.
EHR training is vital to the success of your EHR software. Regardless of your specialty, it is important for every member of your staff to receive adequate training to ensure that your practice continues to run smoothly, as well as to ensure that your patients continue to receive excellent care. Perhaps you are shopping for a new EHR System because you're dissatisfied with your current software. Or, maybe you're working toward implementing EHR for the first time. Either way, here are five training tips to help you guarantee a successful EHR implementation.
Each phase of EHR implementation is vital to the success of the EHR itself. Now that you've done an assessment of your practice for EHR readiness, you're ready to move on to the next step in the process, which is planning your EHR approach.