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Why Should You Convert Your Patient Data?

Posted by Jeff Bell on May 8, 2017 1:49:56 PM

The last decade has witnessed significant growth in the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs). Simultaneously, health organizations have been looking for ways to change EHR providers while maintaining access to and integrity of patient data.

The two largest reasons for EHR provider changes for health systems, hospitals, and private practices are medical provider dissatisfaction and mergers and acquisitions. To prepare for these changes, many health organizations are turning to automated EHR data conversion. 

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EHR Data Conversion: A Step-by-Step Guide

Posted by Aaron Jackson on Apr 24, 2017 2:10:03 PM

EHR data conversion is the process of moving patient data from legacy EHR system to a new EHR system. While automated EHR data conversion seems like a complex affair, it doesn’t have to be. When an experienced vendor partners with strong internal leadership, the data conversion will follow a proven, 5-step process, and the data will undergo a failsafe ETL.

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What is EHR Data Conversion?

Posted by Jeff Bell on Apr 12, 2017 10:39:09 AM

The concept of the Electronic Health Record (EHR), or the electronic record of patient information and physician encounters, dates back to the late 1960s. While progress was initially slow, the late 1990s and 2000s saw substantial progress toward adoption as a result of the convergence of technological advancements and new regulations. During the George W. Bush administration the budget for healthcare IT doubled, the National of Health Information Coordinator position was created, and there was a call for industry-wide adoption by 2014.

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Choosing Between Manual & Automated EHR Data Conversion

Posted by Jeff Bell on Apr 4, 2017 11:32:06 AM

The case for adoption of medical records is compelling. The use of EHR systems opens the door to opportunities for federal incentives. Furthermore, EHR systems can help protect healthcare organizations from fines while maintaining compliance. Additionally, when chosen, implemented, and used appropriately, EHR systems can make healthcare more efficient, less expensive, and improve the quality of care by making patients’ medical history easily accessible to all who treat them.

The last decade has seen significant growth in adoption of EHRs by healthcare organizations. A decade ago, around 90% of physicians updated their patient records by hand. By the end of 2014, 83% of physicians had adopted EHR systems. As the adoption of EHR systems has grown over the last 10 years, so too has the need to change systems due to physician dissatisfaction and mergers and acquisitions.

Many healthcare organizations have turned to a process known as EHR data conversion to maintain access to and integrity of legacy data. Understanding the differences between manual and automated EHR data conversion can be a challenge. Here, we explore the different types of EHR data conversion available to your organization.

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