#16 Going From An Old EMR To A New EMR: Featuring Dr. Seth Kaplan [Pediatric Practice Management AwesomeCast]

Meaningful Use and ARRA have brought a huge interest in practices adoption Electronic Medical Records for the very first time. But there is also large number of practices that are in the process of going through the process of switching to their second EMR. In fact, our practice is one of those practices ready to make the transition. Chip and I thought it would be good idea to talk to somebody that has gone through the transition and learn … [Read more...]

Awesome Webinar: Fixing Revenue Leaks For Small Medical Practices

We interrupt this scheduled programming to inform you that I'll be doing a Webinar this Tuesday December 18, at 2 pm ET / 11am PT. The topic?  Fixing critical revenue-cycle leaks for small medical practices. The webinar is hosted by FiercePracticeManagemet and it will examine how to fix causes of revenue cycle leaks. Topics of discussion will include: How to optimize every point of your revenue cycle, from appointment-setting to … [Read more...]

11 Questions to Ask A Potential EMR Vendor About Their Software

Software demos are notoriously biased. EMR representative will generally show you the stuff that works really well. They will show you the stuff that will make you say, ooh, aaah. Nothing wrong with that. When I'm showing something off, I want to share the best of what I have too. But one of our main jobs as leaders of our medical practices, is to shift through the nonsense and get to the nitty gritty. So how do we know, from a practical … [Read more...]

Part II: Ditching Your EMR For a New One? Here’s How To Prepare

For this post, we are going to be looking at how we can leverage what we already know from our experience of implementing and managing an EMR system in our office. If you missed the previous post, scroll back or click on this link. Chip, for those of us that are thinking about replacing our EMR, surely we can take advantage of the lessons we've learned and use them during this transiton, right? What are some of those lessons? Take advantage … [Read more...]

Part II: Ditching Your EMR For a New One? Here's How To Prepare

For this post, we are going to be looking at how we can leverage what we already know from our experience of implementing and managing an EMR system in our office. If you missed the previous post, scroll back or click on this link. Chip, for those of us that are thinking about replacing our EMR, surely we can take advantage of the lessons we've learned and use them during this transiton, right? What are some of those lessons? Take advantage of … [Read more...]

Part I: Ditching Your EMR For a New One? Here’s How To Prepare

As many of you know, EMRs have been around for some time. Although I wouldn't go as far as to say they have matured as a product, there have been some progress in terms functionality (notice I didn't say innovation). The new word around the block is that apparently, practices are leaving their old EMR for new shinier ones. Now, some people say that moving from one EMR to another EMR is actually harder than moving from paper charts to an EMR. I … [Read more...]

Part I: Ditching Your EMR For a New One? Here's How To Prepare

As many of you know, EMRs have been around for some time. Although I wouldn't go as far as to say they have matured as a product, there have been some progress in terms functionality (notice I didn't say innovation). The new word around the block is that apparently, practices are leaving their old EMR for new shinier ones. Now, some people say that moving from one EMR to another EMR is actually harder than moving from paper charts to an EMR. I … [Read more...]