Archive for May, 2011

EHR: The Profitability Gap

May 26, 2011

Last week we discussed the loss in productivity that many medical practices face upon implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system. According to a recent MGMA survey, among practices that have “allowed enough time after implementation for physicians and staff to become familiar with the EHR”, over 73% experienced decreased or stagnant productivity levels. What [...]

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EMR: Don’t Settle for Less

May 19, 2011

Anytime new technology is introduced to industries, big gains in productivity and efficiency are the end result. The banking and finance industries are prime examples of industries where advancements in new technologies resulted in exponential growth in productivity and efficiency. Unfortunately, the direct opposite has occurred—and continues to occur—when it comes to electronic medical record [...]

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Meaningful Use Workflow: How Are You Allocating Your Resources

May 12, 2011

Medical practices nationwide are developing plans to allocate their resources to successfully address meaningful use tasks and responsibilities. If you are pursuing the EHR incentives, make sure you are completely confident with your answers to these questions: Do you understand how the meaningful use requirements apply to your specialty? Do you know which measures your [...]

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3 Tips to Avoid Falling Victim to an EHR Implementation Failure

May 5, 2011

EHR implementation failures happen far too often—the software doesn’t live up to user expectations, time-consuming data entry is required, physician workflow is disrupted, and, in the vast majority of cases, a sharp decline in productivity occurs. These are just some of the reasons why, according to a recent KLAS report, more than a third of [...]

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