Blogging about EHRs from a social service perspective

If the EHR isn’t compatible with the accounting software, what does that mean for Revenue Cycle Management?

Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) makes sense.  Tracking money received and money owed makes business.  Some electronic health records (EHRs) include packages showcasing RCM components.  Some of these are wonderful tools.  However, when choosing an … Continue reading

May 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

Sloppy EHR Implementation Could Threaten Patient Safety – Healthcare – Electronic Medical Records – Informationweek

Sloppy EHR Implementation Could Threaten Patient Safety – Healthcare – Electronic Medical Records – Informationweek. A recent conversation with a colleague reminded me of this article posted a few weeks … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

Using the computer in front of the client

One of the biggest concerns social service professionals have about transitioning to an EHR is the effect of the computer on the client-therapist relationship. The use of computers in the … Continue reading

April 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Garbage in/garbage out – maintenance of an electronic health record

I worked on many peer reviews, quality assurance committees, and been through audits by various auditing bodies.  In paper, reading every single progress note, initial assessment, closing assessment, psychiatric assessment, … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Closed conferenced and discussion forums – great for insiders but bad for collaboration?

Many EHR vendors (at least in behavioral health / social services) have their own conferences and discussion forums.  Some of them, like PracticeFusion, you can read if you locate it through … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Enhancements and upgrades – postponed for MU?

I was reading another post about EMR and Meaningful Use discussing how physicians are disappointed that Meaningful Use is driving the EMR process.  For those that don’t know, Meaningful Use is … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

What is the EHR equivalent of shredding?

First, I just published an article on my website:  To Stay in the Stone Age or Join the Tech Wave.  Part II to follow shortly. Today, I am thinking about … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 2 Comments