The Stages of EMR (Electronic Medical Records) Selection and Adoption

 

What are your expectations?

 

·         Why adopt and Electronic Medical Records?

 

·         What are your people saying?

 

·         What are you saying now?

 

Find the capabilities of each EMR

 

·         How will your workflows need to be altered?

 

·         Does it make you more efficient?

 

Select an EMR

 

·         Hosted (servers onsite) vs SaaS (software as a service)

 

·         Negotiate contracts

 

·         Purchase hardware if needed.

 

Implementation

 

·         Install hardware

 

·         Train staff for EMR usage

 

·         Connect peripherals and test connectivity

 

·         Go Live

 

·         Billing analysis.

 

Acceptance and Further Improvements and Upgrades

 

·         Minor adjustments to make system better utilized

 

·         Develop train the trainer skills.