Disparate EMR systems frustrate clinicians, operations and ultimately can affect profitability. So if you find yourself facing these challenges, take action.
TIPS TO CONSOLIDATE DISPARATE PATIENT RECORDS
- Pre-emptive planning. Don’t wait until your vendor asks how you’re going to deliver the data. Make it part of your planning phase. Discuss data conversion or archiving early in your implementation process. Insist on getting all your cost and quality questions answered to your satisfaction before moving forward with the implementation process.
- Select a data conversion partner you trust. The quality of data is the most important part of a successful EMR transition, and you don’t have to settle for the EMR vendor data partner. Know your options and work with healthcare data experts experienced with your systems.
- Consider alternate solutions. You may not want to convert all your data, but you also don’t want to keep paying defunct EMR system fees. Alternatives like PatientArchive® enable you to retire old EMRs and get seamless access to archived records in one click within the new system. Choose a path that works best for your need and budget. Sometimes a hybrid conversion/archiving approach solves all.
- Don’t settle for poor results. A full picture of patient health and treatment history is the foundation for all your business intelligence needs and ultimately impacts the quality of care, outcomes and revenue. Getting it right will enable your organization to achieve quality, care and revenue goals.