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With the focus on the implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, organizations may not be thinking ahead to the enormous promise that digitized healthcare data presents. Now this data can be searched in seconds to find all diabetic patients, for example, rather than spending hours and days searching through paper files. Data analytics in healthcare holds great promise for improving healthcare quality, improving processes, and reducing costs. In a panel discussion back in 2011, I saw the early signs of a tidal wave of data analytics in healthcare and stated, “I’m ready to declare the era of business intelligence.”
An EHR is often installed quickly, to earn incentive payments or to save on implementation costs. But by doing so, the associated workflow processes may not be optimized for your organization. For example, the system may enable patients to email their physician, but this may result in a flood of such emails. An optimization effort may introduce a triage step where nursing staff or a care team help categorize the email. Which email must the physician address immediately? Which can wait, or be handled by others?
The first step in the EHR Continuum is the implementation of the Electronic Health Record system. The second, the focus of this article, is another challenge – selecting and implementing ancillary systems like Radiology or Lab. Here are some tips and insights on making this second step successful.