While some electronic health record (EHR) implementations
proceed on schedule with the team’s full participation and – seemingly – little
effort, others flounder, stall or struggle, experiencing only limited success
or, in extreme cases, no success at all. What accounts for the difference? Is it
a problem with the people, the process or the EHR product? How are
large-practice implementations different than small-practice ones? Written
specifically for the medical practice setting, this book will serve as your
guide as it takes you through the process of needs assessment, practice
implementation, ongoing maintenance, and upgrades and enhancements. Includes
updated ARRA/HITECH requirements and opportunities.
Easily put what you
learn in the book to use with the corresponding Electronic
Health Records 2nd Edition CD Tool Kit that includes 40 tools,
charts, checklists and more.
Amatayakul has written the rare book that … [has] the recipe for success.
Practices just beginning with EHRs, whether large or small – this is the only
book you need. Practices that took shortcuts resulting in failed or struggling
EHR implementations will be well served by reviewing this book. … By following
this sensible step-by-step approach, complete with checklists and sample
documents, your practice will not only achieve the mandated goals of 'meaningful
use', but will receive additional benefits from EHRs as an integral component of
value-based care …”
– Maryanne Colter
IT Business Consultant and Certified Management Coach