Health Information Management

Did you get an invite to the EHR table?

HIM-HIPAA Insider, October 12, 2010

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by Darice M. Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA

As I work with various clients who are preparing for transition to EHRs, I often hear HIM staff voice concerns that they haven’t been invited to the table for discussions regarding EHR strategy. In some cases, the selection of an entire system has been made for the facility with literally no input from the HIM department!
Is there any wonder why so many of these systems fail or don’t meet the expected return on investment if vital functional requirements and work flow specifics aren’t identified by the facility’s official custodian of the legal health record? If you think you should be invited to dinner but just didn’t get your invitation, read on.
Note: To read more, visit the HCPro website. Subscribers to Medical Records Briefing have access to this article in the October issue of their newsletters.

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