The 2-minute Guide: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Migration


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The 2-minute Guide: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Migration

  1. 1. The 2-minute Guide: ElectronicMedical Record (EMR) MigrationSummer  2013Thursday, May 30, 13
  2. 2. Documenting WorkflowWorkflow ElementsMake a PlanHybrid Method & Digitization123Thursday, May 30, 13
  3. 3. Successful migration to a new orupgraded EMR system will depend oncareful and individualized analysis andplanning, which will need to be re-visited andupdated as implementation progresses.Thursday, May 30, 13
  4. 4. MethodologiesAppraising Current Workflow‣Document your current workflow in its entirety‣Implement formal quality management methods,ranging from Six Sigma to Total QualityManagement, to evaluate the current workflow‣Identify possibilities for re-designThursday, May 30, 13
  5. 5. ‣ Patient visit scheduling‣ Automatic allocation of time blocks depending on the nature of the visit‣ Tracking a patient’s status as they move through the office‣ Review of patient’s chart and reference to patient data during a visit‣ Updating patient charts‣ Patient follow-up‣ Lab results‣ Rx transmissionEMR migration may eliminate steps in the workflow.Key Workflow ElementsThursday, May 30, 13
  6. 6. EMR Migration PlanMethodProsNew patient encounters are recorded and storedelectronically, while older data is kept in original paper formatHybrid SystemConsSaves time and expense of converting paper records to digitalformatReduces savings from eliminating the expensive need to storepaper records with full EMR implementationThursday, May 30, 13
  7. 7. EMR Migration PlanMethodProsDigitizationConsPay up front to have all or the majority of records digitized via pre-loading and scanningFile storage space reduced dramatically and personnel dedicatedto maintaining paper records can be reassignedPre-loading is labor intensive and time consuming – manualreviewing and codingThursday, May 30, 13
  8. 8. EMR Migration‣Other Useful Tips- Regardless of what you choose for EMR implementation,afully paperless office is unlikely- You will still have to support working with other providersand with patients who use paper records- All providers and staff will require training in the use of a newEMR system- While time consuming, EMR implementation can offer longrun efficiency improvements and substantial cost savingsThursday, May 30, 13
  9. 9. works to connect physicians to the best EMR companies, matching the rightEMR system with specific medical practices. is the world’s largest directory ofEMR software vendors. It is a privately held company based in Cambridge, MA whose mission is tobetter organize the EMR software market. The company was founded by seasoned technology andhealthcare professionals in 2010 after the passing of The Health Information Technology forEconomic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act).For more information about EMR Migration, please visit us at: can help!About UsLocation:55 Cambridge ParkwaySuite 103Cambridge, MA 02142Thursday, May 30, 13
  10. 10. Thank you for reading The 2-minute Guide: EMR Migration.Please visit us at so we can help connect you to the best EMRcompanies!How can help!Choosing the Right EMRThursday, May 30, 13