Managing EMR Implementation

 

Medical and health care professionals need to have all the advantages of implementing Electronic Medical Records Software in their clinics and primary care organizations.

The key to implementing meaningful use EMR and securing these benefits for a small family practice or large medical facility is to have a solid EMR implementation plan in place.

This plan should begin with the selection of a solid service provider, and conclude with ongoing post EMR implementation management and system refinements.

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How to Implement EMR Systems

There are several issues to focus upon when determining how to get electronic medical records implementation accomplished successfully and efficiently. The first step is to choose an EMR provider that will meet the goals of your organization including meeting requirements for Meaningful Use EMR and EMR Stimulus incentives.

Electronic medical records and patient safety is another important area to consider. An experienced EMR consultant will advise your organization on an electronic medical records implementation schedule that helps you most efficiently in the transition process.

Your provider should offer onsite EMR Training and long term assistance along with thorough documentation and specific operational recommendations tailored to your organization's needs.

Review your own organizational needs and resources to match the capabilities of the CCHIT certified EMR System you eventually select.

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EMR Implementation Team

Once an EMR provider has been selected, the designation of an EMR implementation manager is an important next step.

The project manager along with a surrounding team representing various sectors of the organization's staff should be placed in charge of the EMR implementation process.

The EMR project manager and his team should frequently remind the medical and office staff of the ultimate benefits of implementing an EMR system in terms of increased work efficiency and lessened work stress.

EMR Implementation Workflow Analysis

An examination of how work processes are accomplished in the old system should be made to properly prepare for the abstracting patient medical charts strategy and EMR implementation.

Every job and task should be analyzed and ideas formulated for enhanced efficiency within the new system.

Every place where electronic records can feasibly take the place of paper should be noted. A transition plan should be in place for gradually eliminating old procedures that can be replaced by efficient EMR data management tasks.

EMR Hardware and Software Configuration

The options vary concerning the selection of hardware, which will support the EMR software platform you choose.

The safest decision is to have in place well known manufacturers' brands with excellent warranties to serve as the infrastructure of your successful EMR implementation.

The EMR software should be customizable to your practice environment with the ability to protect patient safety by limiting access to certain portions of a patient's record to only the necessary users.

The security advantage of an EMR platform is that proper restrictions on the visibility and use of a patient's medical history and information can be easily implemented and enforced.

Benefits of Implementing an EMR System

Though the implementation of an EMR system involves a transition process from the practice of old to new methods, the outcomes of a successful implementation can be revolutionary to how business is conducted within the medical practice environment.

The improved efficiency, speed and accuracy of performing tasks along with the immediate availability of charts and lowered operational costs all make implementing an electronic medical records system an invaluable investment.

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Henry Schein Medical Systems has over 75 years of experience supplying the medical industry with services and solutions that are trusted worldwide.

MicroMD continues under the banner of the Henry Schein name, providing the most innovative Practice Management Solutions and EMR software services for the medical practice industry.

MicroMD EMR incorporates all the benefits mentioned to provide your practice with a successful EMR implementation.

For more information about our MicroMD EMR systems and EMR implementation please call us Toll Free at 1-800-624-8832 or contact our EMR Sales department.