About Jacob Luria

Jacob works in ECG’s Healthcare IT practice. With nearly 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry, he has been assisting integrated delivery networks and provider organizations with maximizing the value of healthcare IT investments, focusing on unifying adoption and practice standards across large provider organizations. While at ECG, Jacob has conducted engagements for clients involving EHR implementations, IT system optimizations, and Patient-Centered Medical Home transformations. Prior to joining ECG in 2013, Jacob served as the Vice President of Ambulatory Programs at a healthcare IT services firm. Jacob holds a bachelor of arts degree from Carleton College in political economy and Latin American studies.

Measuring Ambulatory EHR Adoption: The HIMSS Analytics A-EMRAM

As we’ve discussed previously on the ECG blog, successful adoption of an EHR goes beyond implementation and meeting meaningful use (MU) incentives.  True adoption requires not only buy-in from multiple stakeholders, including practice leaders, providers, and patients, but also sustained performance improvement.

The Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM) created by HIMSS Analytics in 2005 is a tool used by hospitals to measure their own EHR maturity relative to peers in an inpatient setting.  Continue reading

Metric-Driven Optimization: Don’t Waste Your EHR’s Potential

Your organization has invested in a high-priced EHR system.  Now, what exactly is your investment doing for you?  In the current healthcare climate, organizations cannot afford to spend time, effort, or money on programs or systems that do not provide a competitive advantage or improve performance.  While transitioning to an EHR satisfies regulatory and legislative mandates, organizations of all sizes also have a tremendous opportunity to maximize their IT investments and improve provider performance through metric-driven optimization. Continue reading