PITTSBURGH, Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As today's healthcare organizations question whether electronic medical records (EMR) and the digitization of clinical information will support their strategic imperatives and fulfill clinical, financial and operational goals, a new issue brief available from leading healthcare IT consulting firm Stoltenberg Consulting offers methods to set aside doubts and work constructively towards successful EMR utilization.
The issue brief, entitled "Does Your EMR System Generate the Results You Deserve?- An Executive's Guide to Evaluation of System Performance," presents practical insight on important factors, characteristics and variables in need of consideration for proper EMR performance evaluation. It also provides HCOs with a goal-oriented guide for using EMR systems to navigate an evolving healthcare landscape while ensuring organizational success.
Shane Pilcher, vice president of Stoltenberg Consulting explains that, while meaningful use fulfillment is essential, simply checking a box indicating that patients can now access their health records isn't enough to move an HCO strategically forward. "HCOs need EMR systems that provide authentic value to patients and families, promote loyalty and develop the intended level of engagement while delivering on the promises of improved outcomes, population health management and accountable care."
In addition to guidelines for EMR performance evaluation for rewarding utilization, the issue brief covers significant areas of focus such as:
- When to repair, upgrade or replace systems
- Utilizing external resources to identify performance issues
- Red flags to assess in a system's functionality
- Importance in moving towards data and analytics
- Performance evaluation via the HIMSS IT Value Suite
- Best practices for successful system selection, implementation and evaluation
To access "Does Your EMR System Generate the Results You Deserve? - An Executive's Guide to Evaluation of System Performance," visit www.stoltenberg.com.
About Stoltenberg Consulting
Founded in 1995, Pittsburgh-based Stoltenberg Consulting Inc. creates an environment for success by working with healthcare organizations to provide a variety of services including project management, implementation support and integration between systems. Members of the Stoltenberg Consulting team are consultants with extensive experience in both financial and clinical systems, averaging more than 15 years of direct on-site hospital experience. Stoltenberg Consulting has grown rapidly to serve a client base of more than 200 preeminent healthcare organizations throughout the United States providing services for Siemens (Approved Partner), Epic (Preferred Partner), Cerner, McKesson, Meditech, NextGen, Allscripts and Zynx customers. For more information call 1-888-724-1326 or visit www.stoltenberg.com.
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