Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Do You Know The Paper Chart to EHR Transition Risks?

I co-authored a case study on Medical Professional Liability (MPL) Risk with Susan Lieberman, Vice President of Risk Management for Conventus Inter-Insurance Exchange.  This case study highlights the importance of making good transition decisions as well as the substantial number of MPL Risks and, more importantly, risk reduction strategies you need to use to avoid serious problems in the future.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Can Your Practice Afford Vendor Best Practices?

In addition to the pressure on practices to implement EHRs, EHR vendors have seen a surge in activity that is stretching, if not breaking, their ability to implement and/or support their products.  In order to deal with the accelerated adoption of EHRs, a number of vendors have developed “best practice” guides.

This cook book approach to EHR implementation helps the vendors standardize use and, in some cases, use less experienced people to put in an EHR.  Such “best practices” may implement your EHR in a way that may not be most effective for your organization.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Why Should Your EHR Be “In Service” by December 31, 2011?

As we move further along on 2011, you should seriously consider your plans for the year and the most advantageous (and soon to be extinct) tax benefits of an EHR investment in 2011 or 2012.

What are the Critical EHR Technology Infrastructure Issues?

The loss of access to you PMS may be disruptive, but your will still be able to practice medicine.  However, the loss of your EHR will stymie you clinical operation and pose serious challenges to continue serving patients.  Preventing the loss of your EHR requires appropriate hardware design and management commitment to invest monies to mitigate the chance of an EHR failure.