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Looking for advice on EHR
Looking for advice on EHR system suggestions. Anyone have advice on ease of implementation?

Answer Question   |  March 15, 2016  1:25 am
EHR implementation
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5 pts.

Mistakes in EHRs
What are the most common mistakes in EHR implementation? (e.g. copy and pasting errors, upcoding, etc.)

Answer Question   |  January 16, 2013  7:05 pm
EHR adoption, EHR implementation
asked by:
10 pts.

Regional HIT
Which hospitals or regions in the country seem to be making the biggest gains in EHR and HIE implementation? Do regional differences affect HIT practices? How??

Answer Question   |  January 15, 2013  5:59 pm
EHR implementation, HIE
asked by:
10 pts.

Clinician input on EHR systems
How much input should clinicians have on selecting and customizing an EHR system? What’s the best way to go about getting their opinions?

Answer Question   |  December 11, 2012  8:20 pm
EHR adoption, EHR implementation, EHR selection
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20 pts.

Resource allocation and project prioritization for enterprise-level initiatives
We are a mid-size facility amidst an EHR upgrade, curious how others have handled resource allocation and prioritization (funding, staff) for infrastructure projects (disaster recovery planning, etc.) and other ongoing enterprise-wide and live application projects (clinical systems integration, EHR, ICD-10, etc.)? How should we prioritize between federal compliance and a strong, resilient infrastructure?

Answer Question   |  May 24, 2012  6:22 pm
disaster recovery, EHR implementation, Infrastructure, Tags: Resource allocation
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30 pts.

Can we get EHR incentive money for shared EHR system?
If two practices are sharing a single certified EHR system, can they attest for meaningful use separately?

Answer Question   |  April 20, 2016  7:07 pm
EHR implementation, EHR Incentive, Meaningful use stage 1
asked by:
25 pts.

What if EHR doesn’t live up to promises?
What if an EHR system is certified to meet meaningful use requirements (for stage 1, anyway) but is not performing as expected? Is there any recourse for the buyer? Are the EHR certification bodies accountable, or just the EHR vendor?

Answer Question   |  March 15, 2012  4:16 pm
EHR Certification, EHR implementation
asked by:
10 pts.

Are specialists included in the populations an REC serves?
Are there some eligible providers that RECs do not serve? I’ve heard they do not help specialists. Are all the RECs under charter to serve the same populations of doctors?

Answer Question   |  July 12, 2017  7:27 pm
EHR implementation, RECs, Regional Extension Centers
asked by:
10 pts.

REC and HIE outreach and education
The “build it and they will come” mentality does not work with HIEs. What outreach and education is being done that is making marked difference in enrollment and adoption around the country?

Answer Question   |  May 22, 2017  4:29 pm
ehr, EHR implementation, EHR vendors, Electronic health records, Health information exchanges, HIEs, RECs, Regional Extension Centers
asked by:
10 pts.

Working with vendors for EHR maintenance?
What is the best route to take in terms of working with EHR vendors on a regular basis for system maintenance and development needs? Who comprises the team that liaisons with the vendor, and how does that team work collaboratively with in house IT staff?

Answer Question   |  December 16, 2011  4:21 pm
ehr, EHR implementation, EHR vendors, electronic health record, RECs, Regional Extension Centers
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15 pts.

Total cost of ownership of EHR implementation?
What is the total cost of ownership for choosing, implementing and maintaining EHRs? What are the factors going into that assessment?

Answer Question   |  December 21, 2016  9:08 pm
ehr, EHR adoption, EHR implementation, electronic health record
asked by:
10 pts.

Patient Safety Officer and the EHR
How are you using the patient safety officer in the build/implementation of your EHR? If not, would you consider bringing them into the discussion?

Answer Question   |  September 16, 2011  4:18 pm
EHR implementation, safety
asked by:
5 pts.

Total cost of EHR ownership?
is the total cost of ownership for choosing, implementing and maintaining an EHR at the hospital level? What factors should be going into the assessment? What team members should be leading the charge/involved?

Answer Question   |  September 13, 2011  6:13 pm
ehr, EHR implementation, EHR selection, Electronic health records
asked by:
15 pts.

MU a barrier to adoption in smaller practices?
Are the meaningful use criteria a barrier to adoption for most small practices? If so, why, and what can be done to help overcome?

Answer Question   |  September 26, 2011  7:36 pm
EHR implementation, EHR Integration
asked by:
5 pts.

Data tranfer for paperless transition
What’s the best way to evaluate what data should be transferred over from paper charts when making the transition from paper to electronic records?

Answer Question   |  July 27, 2010  3:43 pm
EHR implementation
asked by:
10 pts.

Relaxed Final Rule criteria- enough to prompt action?
The Final Rule for Meaningful Use relaxed many of the criteria for achieving MU in 2011 and 2012. From the viewpoint of solo physicians and small practices, will the difference be enough to persuade them to make the transition? If not, why?

Answer Question   |  July 16, 2010  1:57 pm
EHR implementation, Meaningful use, meaningful use incentives
asked by:
5 pts.

Workflow assessments
What can you do before even speaking to a vendor in terms of a comprehensive workflow assessment? Is this something that IT staff can work with clinicians on independently beforehand, or is it best that this coincide with a vendor assessment and corresponding install?

Answer Question   |  July 18, 2010  9:10 pm
EHR implementation, EHR Installation, Workflow
asked by:
5 pts.

Administrative simplification as part of EHR strategy
How are hospitalists accounting for the recent and upcoming administrative simplification mandates (ICD-10, claims attachments, national health plan identifiers, consistency in business operating rules, etc) as part of their current EHR implementation strategy? How can you successfully address HITECH and these considerations as part of a single, holistic strategy?

Answer Question   |  May 7, 2010  6:14 pm
EHR billing, EHR implementation, EHR Integration
asked by:
5 pts.

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