You have decided to hire a healthcare consultant and you want to make sure that you hire the right one for the project you have been tasked with completing successfully. Before we get to the checklist a few important factors to consider and remember.
There is a reason there are provider practices called "best practices.” They fall into a category of healthcare practices that are determined to not only strive for that excellence in every aspect of their healthcare delivery but also achieve it.
How can you define what benefits you will receive from MU? Well monetarily there are incentive payments for adoption and use of a certified EHR and reporting on each of the required measures.
Over the past few years many have transitioned into an EHR/EMR from a paper chart. Many have succeeded and a few others have not. What is the difference? What makes one physician group more successful then another?
A successful customized training program that will benefit your company as well as the employees and your patients is critical to the success of any new software implementation. This is especially true for EHRs and modules of the EHR.
A dozen years ago, we were wearing beepers and using Palm Pilots to organize our business worlds and a sales guy walks into the office and says, "I have a software program on a palm pilot that allows physicians to key in patient visit data and it pops out a CPT code that can be batched loaded into practice management system."
Medical Management Services is pleased to share this blog which provides some interesting stats on EHRs and the use through mobile devices.
According to the American Medical Association (AMA) there are 15 questions in total to ask before agreeing to purchase an EHR/EMR. We will cover the top five.
It is not uncommon if you have collected your incentive money for your Stage 1 attestation and are now evaluating your EHR and wondering if it will have the capability to help you attest for Stage 2. Many practices are evaluating and trying to decide if they want to stay in the current relationship they have with their EHR vendor. Or do they scrap the old and find a new one.
As multitudes of practices rushed to attest for MU, it was not as simple as originally thought it would be. There was push back from several users on the workflow changes that had to happen to implement capturing the required data to be submitted.
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