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Humongous Insurance

Benefits of Electronic
Health Records
Presented by Priscilla Nguyen, HIM
Director of Sunny Valley Health
Center
September 29, 2014

Agenda
Discussion of the benefits of
Electronic Health Records
Benefits to the Organization
Questions and answers

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WHY?
Allow staff to air concerns about
implementing and EHR
To encourage participation take a poll
of which concerns are the most
common amongst the staff.

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Poll Results
(this would be adjusted as needed in
the presentation by my assistant)
What good is it

Workflow disruption

What good is it to me?

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Benefits
Patient Participation
Providers can give patients full
information about all of their medical
evaluations, can see what other
appointments they may have with
which clinic which can facilitate
communication between disciplines
Scheduling will be simpler with
automated emails
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Benefits
Personal Health Records
Having electronic applications for
patients to be able to keep track of
their own Health records and link to
other health-related resources.

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Workflow
Physician workflow
(with charts)

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Workflow
Nurses current workflow
(with diagrams)

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Whats in it for me?


Remote access to records for more
coordinated care
Enhanced decision support
Computerized alerts and reminders and lab
test results
Condition-specific order sets
Focused patient data reports and summaries
AND MORE!
Frequently Asked Questions | HealthIT.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved from
http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/frequently-askedquestions/455#id124
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Whats in it for me?


More legible, complete
documentation for coding and billing.
Safer, more reliable prescribing
Less paperwork
Electronic referrals
Improved Healthcare Quality and Convenience with Health IT | Providers &
Professionals | HealthIT.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved from
http://www.healthit.gov/providers-professionals/health-care-qualityconvenience

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Whats in it for me?

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Meaningful Use
Meaningful use is the
Medicare/Medicaid EHR Incentive
programs for implementation of
certified EHR technology to improve
patient care.

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Meaningful Use Stage 1


Eligible professionals must meet:
13 required core objectives
5 menu objectives from a list of 10
Total of 18 objectives

Eligible hospitals and CAHs must


meet:
12 required core objectives
5 menu objectives from a list of 10
Total of 17 objectives

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Meaningful Use Stage 2


Eligible professionals must meet:
17 core objectives
3 menu objectives that they select from a total
list of 6
Total of 20 objectives

Eligible hospitals and CAHs must


meet:
16 core objectives
3 menu objectives that they select from a total
list of 6
Total of 19 objectives
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Total $$$

Hospitals can
make up $24,000
in the 3 year
processes!
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Questions and answers

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