EMR Consulting News and Insights

Category Archives: EHR/EMR Consulting

Optimizing Your Healthcare Organization’s Data Management

Secure, effective data management in your electronic health records (EHR) system and other technologies is crucial to protect your patients and your organization. EHR applications with clean, secure, relevant data allow your facilities to streamline patient care in cost effective ways while protecting data privacy. Employees at healthcare facilities can seamlessly enter patient information into […]

EHR Data Analytics Real-World Impact on Patient Outcomes

At the highest level, electronic health record (EHR) systems are used to input massive amounts of data; refer to data points, as needed; and analyze outputs through reporting. An EHR consists of raw data for each patient with even small practices and healthcare facilities having large amounts of data to manage. Well-implemented EHR applications allow […]

How Telehealth Has Changed During the COVID Pandemic and Its Impact on EHR Use

According to a December 2021 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), “massive increases” in telehealth occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic: an astonishing 63-fold increase. This report, which focuses on Medicare-related usage, shares how telehealth allowed people to receive health care services during an extremely challenging time. An HHS representative compared […]

What Should I Look For in a Healthcare IT Consulting Firm?

Implementing and managing your organization’s electronic medical record (EMR) or electronic health record (EHR) software is typically an in-depth undertaking. So, it’s important to have the right experts on your team, experienced professionals with exactly the specialties you need. When choosing among healthcare IT consulting firms, here are seven key issues to consider. #1 Expertise […]

What is EHR Technology and Why is it Important?

HealthIT.gov defines an electronic health record (EHR) as a “digital version of a patient’s paper chart . . . real-time, patient-centered records that make information available instantly and securely to authorized users.” An EHR system therefore includes a broad range of patient-specific data along with decision making tools for healthcare providers that streamline workflows. In […]

Signs That It’s Time to Upgrade or Replace Your EMR System

There are several reasons to consider changing or upgrading to your healthcare facility’s EHR system. With technology continuing to advance and ever-changing healthcare rules and regulations, a change could be on the horizon for your organization. But how do you determine when to make the leap. In this article, we’ll talk about seven signs that […]

What is the Role of an EHR Consultant?

The term “EHR consultant” is broad, encompassing a wide range of professionals with the knowledge and in-depth skill sets in implement, integrate, and optimize electronic health record (EHR) applications such as these: Epic Cerner Allscripts MEDITECH NextGen EHR consultants often have other areas of expertise, such as the ability to train end users in the […]

A Triple Play Updates CARE*Link

Analyst Cathie Stahl of HealthTECH Resources gives a recent project road show overview for Emergency Department nurses.

Pictured: Analyst Cathie Stahl of HealthTECH Resources gives a recent project road show overview for Emergency Department nurses. If you visit Epic headquarters in Verona, Wisconsin, you’ll find a star for The Queen’s Health Systems pretty close to the front door of an Electronic Health Records (EHR) “hall of fame.” The closer to the front […]

Meaningful Use in the ER: Interview with Dr. Whitney Kiebel

Andy Slavitt Death Knell

The writing has been on the wall for years and CMS has read it. While the Meaningful Use program may have achieved its goal of widespread EHR adoption, the time has come to focus on performance and patient outcomes. While the program can be hailed for catalyzing a wave of modernization in the healthcare industry, it can […]

What happens if UnitedHealth Opts out of ObamaCare?

By Larry Hodge, CEO HealthTECH Resources, Inc. UnitedHealth Group is forecasting losses and considering an early exit from the Obamacare exchanges. With 20+ years of past experience in the healthcare IT industry, I believe that this would create problems for the payer market. How will this affect the healthcare IT sector, as those 3 ½ […]