Electronic Patient Record (EPR) is where essential patient information during each visit or admission is stored. Historical events pertinent to each patient are also stored within each individual record. This system has also enabled professional care givers to quickly, securely, and effectively transfer patient information to other professionals on transfer, consult, or for advice (Wager et al., 2009).
By making health information accessible across an entire Acute Care System, Cerner EHR facilitates improved safety, care and coordination by providing clinicians with real-time health information, so that they are able to make more accurately informed decisions. Their electronic health records system eliminates the need for hand-written documentation, provides medical records clarity, improves accuracy and reduces errors. Cerner’s customizable applications were specifically designed to streamline both administrative and clinical tasks. These automated processes, ensures health care professionals are better equipped to maintain and perform all key administrative manipulations of clinical data relevant to each patient of record. Cerner EHR also
“LTC facilities that have adopted EHRs experience improvements in quality of care, documentation access, billing and reimbursement, and employee satisfaction and retention rates. Interoperable EHRs may be especially useful to LTC facilities during periods of transitional care, when coordination and communication with other healthcare organizations is critical to achieving the best health outcomes” (Kruse, 2015). “Implementing an EHR in an LTC facility can improve the quality of care depending on the software system, its set-up, implementation, use, and maintenance” (AHIMA, 2011). An EHR system such as PCC that has “built built-in auditing, monitoring, alerts and other triggers that guide staff to risks and areas needing compliance or re-evaluation
Practice Fusion is a free, web-based EHR system for health data management owned by California’s Practice Fusion Inc. The product caters to practitioners using its advertisement-based business-model. AthenaClinicals from athenahealth, on the other hand, is a comprehensive electronic medical records product that is positioned for usability on the market. EClinicalWorks is a top EHR product suited for family medicine, which can be used even at odd hours while NextGen is an EHR product basically for medical and dental group practices suited for
The models facilitate clinical integration, physician practice management, and patient’s engagement. Patients are able to schedule their appointments and access their own medical information online (Monegain, 2015). Before athenahealth’ EHR system, New York—Presbyterian Hospital had used different EHR systems after the merger of New York hospital and Presbyterian Hospital in 1998 (Columbia Doctors & Weill Cornell Medicine, 2017). In 2005, the hospital started to use Cerner Corporation’s (2017) HIMSS Analytics’ EMR Adoption Model, and reached a stage that no more use paper charts. In addition, the hospital used the Allscripts EHR system in 2011 which assist with interoperability with the affiliated Columbia University Medical Center (EHR Intelligence, 2017).
Cerner Soarian Clinical is a health care information system that offers a revolutionary workflow-driven design and addresses the dynamic nature of patient care. It positions health care organizations to manage processes, as well as clinical data, from beginning to end across departments, disciplines, and care settings to help improve operational efficiencies and the business of health care.
Cerner, one of the top two EHR systems in the country, was chosen by UAB when leaders in the health system decided to switch to a fully integrated health information system. As mentioned previously, the decision to choose Cerner EMR, PowerChart, as part of an integrated system fulfilled a core value of the organization and follows the trend of many institutions throughout the country. (Conn, 2013) PowerChart provides users with an integrated, clinical database that allows them to view real-time clinical data, enter orders, and ¬¬¬document in patients’ chart from multiple locations throughout the health system.
The company Cerner Corporation founded in 1979 by Paul Gorup. Cerner interoperability electronic health record (EHR) software system name is labled “Cerner Power chart Ambulatory EHR.” Cerner, a non-profit consortium of approximantly15,000 providers their annual revenue of $2.67 billion. The Cerners contracts with hospitals throughout the country to provide software Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT) system its members. Cerner employs a wide range of IT professionals who are able to assist its member hospitals with network management. The Cerner Corporation also maintains a datacenter and datacenter staff (Cerner, 2016).
Conducting a comprehensive market analysis is essential in strategic planning processes for organizations to verify trends that are important to remain competitive in their marketplaces (Richards, Prybutok, & Ryan, 2012). For instance in the health care sector, trends related to quality, patient satisfaction, and costs are important issues for marketing officers to address in their market analysis (Lim & Ting, 2012). Thus, many marketing officers are promoting the use of technology to improve access to health services in their organizations (Stille, Jerant, Bell, Meltzer, & Elmore, 2005). For example, my primary care clinic recently implemented a secure emailing system to facilitate better accessibility to our health care providers. A secure emailing system allows patients to directly message their health care providers regarding health care questions, test results, and appointment requests (Stille et al., 2005). If I were marketing expansion of my primary care clinic’s services into a new marketplace, I would
After many years of many highs and lows of operating in Canada, S/M Architecture was positioned to pursue new ventures and business opportunities and had to consider marketing research and the process of implementation. Although it's not easy to determine which step in the research process is most important; each step has value and relevance. Step 1 is research purpose; step 2 is to determine the research objective; and step 3 is estimating the value of information (McDaniel & Gates). Therefore to begin the process, the company identified areas of opportunity and issues to address.