Monthly Archives: March 2012

Decide What Care Plans Your Agency Needs

Standardized care plans have been proven to be effective tools for clinicians to provide consistent and quality care to patients. How does an agency determine what standardized care plans they need?  Review of case studies could provide that link. A standardized care plan can be defined as strategies designed to assist clinicians in the care [...]

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How to Prepare for Training: Making a List and Checking it Twice

When preparing for training on any new software product, you need a checklist. Each EHR software company will have a unique training program with requirements specific to the training tools they use. However, there are some common requirements to be prepared for with any software implementation. Your checklist should always include: Key people Important tasks [...]

By |2017-08-10T11:54:59-05:00March 6th, 2012|Blog Expert|0 Comments

5 Secrets to Successful Implementation (Part 3)

The idea of implementing an electronic health record can strike fear into even the bravest of us, which is why I've composed a list of 5 essential secrets to get you on your way to implementation success. This post is a continuation of my previous articles 5 Secrets to Successful Implementation (Part 1) and  5 Secrets [...]

By |2017-08-10T11:39:32-05:00March 6th, 2012|Blog Expert|0 Comments

5 Secrets to Successful Implementation (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of my article posted on Tuesday, January 10th, "5 Secrets to Successful Implementation (Part 1)," discussing secrets and lessons learned for successfully implementing your new electronic documentation system. From state to state and county to county, agencies are complex and dynamic. Agencies are now, more than ever, offering very specialized services to [...]

By |2017-08-10T11:30:01-05:00March 6th, 2012|Blog Expert|0 Comments

5 Secrets to Successful Implementation (Part 1)

Everyone wants a successful EHR implementation, but tackling a new electronic documentation system along with a nursing language can be a daunting task for any agency. Having the knowledge that, in the long run, an electronic documentation system will be beneficial for your agency is just not enough. Is switching documentation systems insurmountable? Absolutely not! [...]

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The Advantages of Cloud Computing in EHR

As you begin your exploration of available Electronic Health Record (EHR) software, sooner or later you will have to decide how to save your client and administrative data: on your agency’s local computers and server or in the cloud. If you’ve already encountered this term, you may have several questions. Here are answers to some [...]

By |2017-08-10T10:47:58-05:00March 6th, 2012|Blog Expert|0 Comments

Preparing our Future Leaders: Outcome Driven Data!

I recently took part in my third year of guest lecturing a course for the Nursing PhD program out of Ohio State University with Dr. Vicky Elfrink. The assignment was to develop interventions for a population based on the data gathered from an electronic health record that is using a standardized language. In this case, [...]

By |2017-08-10T10:45:23-05:00March 6th, 2012|Blog Expert|0 Comments

Standardized Terminology – Why is it Important?

Agencies are rushing to adopt EHRs to meet rapidly evolving federal, state, local, program, and grant mandates regarding electronic documentation. In researching public health agency EHR software options, you will find a key difference among them: Some are based on standardized terminologies while others are not Read our recent articles which discuss what does standardized [...]

By |2018-06-25T04:55:28-05:00March 6th, 2012|Standardized Terminology|0 Comments

4 Tips for Choosing the Right EHR Software

If you are wondering how to choose an Electronic Health Record (EHR) software, follow these tips to have the best chance of finding the right one for you: 1.       Don’t do it alone: assemble your team Don’t make the mistake that other agencies, schools, and programs have made, which is to have a small group [...]

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