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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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What About Your Legacy Data?

Posted by Eric Humes on Mar 27, 2017 4:05:08 PM

Over the last ten years, provider adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) has grown significantly. Healthcare providers are expected to document encounters with patients to ensure a record of crucial information. However, just a decade ago around 90% of physicians still updated their patient records by hand. By the end of 2014, the tide had changed, and 83% of physicians reported they had adopted EHR systems. The combination of government incentives, advances in technology and improved outcomes and operations has fueled this growth.

While the last decade has witnessed significant growth in adoption, the need to change systems while maintaining the access to and integrity of data has also increased. The two largest reasons for EHR system changes for health systems, hospitals, and private practices are provider dissatisfaction and mergers and acquisitions. In preparing for these changes, providers and health administrators have been grappling with how to handle the data in the legacy systems.

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Are Providers Satisfied With Their EHR?

Posted by Aaron Jackson on Mar 21, 2017 10:28:09 AM

Physicians are expected to document encounters with patients. This ensures there is a record of crucial information for decision-making and dispute. 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. The combination of government incentives, advances in technology, and improved outcomes and operations fueled this growth.

When healthcare providers have access to complete and accurate information, patients receive better care and have better outcomes. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) improve providers’ ability to diagnose disease and reduce medical errors. EHRs further help providers meet patient demands, provide decision support, improve communication, and aid in regulatory reporting.

A national survey of providers highlights their perspective on the benefits of having EHR in their practice:

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