The three most costly mistakes to avoid when implementing your EHR

Our guest blogger is  John Macikowski, Director for Clinical Practice Solutions Inc., an authorized VAR and Implementation specialist for eClinicalWorks and Dragon Medical.  John has over 25 years of experience in the I.T. industry and has specialized in Healthcare Solutions for the past 6 years.  He can be reached at jmac@clinicalpracticesolutions.com or at 770-963-6965. 1) Not making sure that the EHR you choose meets all current Federal Meaningful Use guidelines.  This is perhaps the most important criteria.  Unless you are looking to retire from practice in the next few years, purchasing an EHR program that does not meet current Meaningful Use guidelines, or one that is unlikely to meet them in the future is a poor decision for your practice and can negatively impact you in the future in areas as diverse as compensation, product support, EHR and Health Exchange interoperability … [Read more...]