The authors of this practical guide share the expertise they have gleaned from helping more than 100 hospitals transition from the world of paper to the world of information technology. They provide advice both for healthcare executives involved in implementing a new system and for those who wish to improve their existing system.
Electronic Health Records: Strategies for Long-Term Success is a comprehensive reference for the design, implementation, and optimization of electronic health records (EHRs). The authors offer a detailed road map for avoiding common pitfalls during conversion and achieving higher-quality care after system implementation. A glossary of important terms and references to additional resources are also included in the book.
Key topics covered include:
- Budgeting for the design and implementation of an EHR system
- Selecting and deploying new hardware and software
- Organizing your governance model for EHR implementation
- Training clinical staff on the new EHR system and procedures
- Ensuring compliance with HIPAA and other privacy measures
- Managing formularies, order sets, and documentation in the changing electronic world
About the Authors:
Susan Dorfman, DHA, is an accomplished healthcare innovations and marketing executive, a published author, and an industry speaker with strong connections to the healthcare and life sciences fields. Dr. Dorfman completed her doctorate in health administration with a strong focus on Health 2.0. She is currently the chief marketing and innovations officer at CMI/Compas, the nation’s largest media-buying and planning company focused on the healthcare field.
Michael Fossel, MD, PhD, has been involved in medical IT for the past decade and has worked full time for Cerner Corporation (a major EHR vendor) and HPG Resources (a consulting firm), in both cases as a physician executive and an IT consultant for hospitals. His experience consulting—on both EHR implementation and optimization—at more than 100 hospital systems throughout North America is unparalleled for providing a breadth of experience and perspective on the field.