Extending The Value Of Your EMR Installation
By Pete Cheuvront, Healthcare Enterprise Solution, KeyMark Inc.
Let’s assume you’ve “gone live” with your new electronic medical records (EMR) system. The transition from a paper system to an EMR system will significantly streamline and transform the work within your organization, as well as give you the opportunity to improve quality of care and patient safety.
Implementing an EMR system is just the first step in a major process of truly improving efficiencies and processing the content that exists throughout your entire organization.
With government mandates to adopt an EMR system, many healthcare organizations have responded quickly. However, in their haste, some healthcare organizations have overlooked equally important areas within their back office – finance, contracting, human resources, central business office (CBO), materials management and others.
An effective ECM (enterprise content management) system will seamlessly integrate with your EMR system and other existing applications. It will give you complete information about your patients from one interface, including information that EMRs typically do not capture. The quality of information available for decision-making by your physicians, employees, and administrators will also be significantly enhanced once an enterprise content management system is in place. Let’s take a look at how some of the areas in your organization could benefit from an enterprise content management solution that captures all the content throughout your organization.