2 Tips for EHR Implementation at ASCs

Written by Carrie Pallardy | July 08, 2014 | Print  |

Ambulatory surgery centers are not mandated to make the switch to electronic health records, but as changes in healthcare continue to rollout many ASCs are finding the transition to be a viable strategy. Here are two tips for EHR implementation in the ASC setting, according to a MediGain blog post.

•    Understand the concepts of implementation and adoption. Implementation simply means beginning to use an EHR, while adoption means the system is used correctly and fully integrated into an ASC's workflow.
•    Set realistic goals. There are many considerations when selecting, implementing and adopting an EHR. Find the system that is right for your center's workflow and budget needs. Create a practical timeline for acquisition, implementation and adoption.

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