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
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