How to Implement EHRs

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    Assess Your Practice Readiness

    The first step in EHR implementation is to conduct an assessment of your current practice and its goals, needs, and financial and technical readiness. With an accurate view of your level of preparedness, your practice can design an implementation plan that meets the specific needs of your practice.

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    Plan Your Approach

    Planning draws on the information gathered during the assessment phase, to outline the practice's EHR implementation plan.

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    Select or Upgrade to a Certified EHR

    There are a number of steps involved in choosing the right EHR system for your practice. Eligible health care professionals and eligible hospitals must use certified EHR technology in order to achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive payments. Looking to make your current EHRs meaningful use compliant? Start here.

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    Conduct Training & Implement an EHR System

    EHR implementation involves the installation of the EHR system and associated activities, such as training, mock “go-live,” and pilot testing.

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    Achieve Meaningful Use

    The final phase of EHR implementation includes successfully attesting to demonstrating meaningful use of EHRs, and reassessing what you have learned from training and everyday use of the system.

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    Continue Quality Improvement

    Emphasizes continuous evaluation of your practice's goals and needs post-EHR-implementation to continue improving workflows that achieve the individual practice's goals while leveraging the functionality of electronic health records (EHRs).

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Last updated: Friday, April 5, 2013