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Considering additional EHR technologies? Early adopter shares advice

HIM-HIPAA Insider, May 18, 2010

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Upcoming EHR meaningful use subsidies may give many hospitals the additional incentive necessary to push toward a largely paperless existence. Some facilities may be adopting their first electronic systems at this time. Others currently operating in a hybrid environment are likely looking to increase their EHR technologies to meet soon-to-be-finalized meaningful use measures.

Of course, cost is always a part of the conversation when vetting potential new technologies. Many providers may also want to insist on purchasing certified EHR technologies so they are eligible for incentives. But many other less obvious points warrant consideration when selecting potential EHR technologies, says Deborah S. Fernandez, RHIA, corporate services manager for New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, who has been working with various EHR systems and technologies since the late 1990s.
 
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