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  • Jumping into healthcare right out of college with a Management Information Systems degree was a bit on the scary side.

    Jumping into healthcare right out of college with a Management Information Systems degree was a bit on the scary side. All I really knew was retail and of course…coursework. I did not have any healthcare knowledge or experience. To be honest, I hated hearing about diseases, surgeries, organs, etc. Never did I think I would be working in a hospital. However, during my senior year, I was given the opportunity to work at a hospital as an IT Intern for graduation credit.

    During the internship, I was mainly exposed to help desk duties but was also able to show off some VB and Crystal Reports skills. At the end of the internship, my superior told me they were creating a new position and that I should apply. The new role would be a Database Administrator. I still had about 6 months until graduation and was very unsure of my capabilities to do the tasks that a DBA was supposed to do. Luckily, my superior believed in me and my ability to learn. I was hired part time for a few months wh…

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  • If you haven’t figured it out already, the View/Download/Transmit requirement of the Meaningful Use functional measures has been one of the toughest..

    If you haven’t figured it out already, the View/Download/Transmit requirement of the Meaningful Use functional measures has been one of the toughest to meet. Amazingly enough, it was originally thought that the 5% requirement for this measure was far too low!

    Since then, this measurement has proved to be one of the most difficult. I thought it would be a good idea to review some of the strategies that are necessary to help your facility get patients engaged and enrolled.

    Some good news is that Meditech is in the process of adding several enhancements to help facilitate this effort. Enhancements include putting portal enrollment status on patient headers and other screens to make the membership more visible.

    The first thing to realize is that there is no best or only solution here. You really have to do everything you possibly can to promote and get patients signed up!!


    Collect Emails!
    This is the most critical part since it will quickly affect general support…

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  • Create an electronic board using EDM trackers. You can make it private or public and allow other depts to view those boards based on access.

    You know those ugly wipe boards that have on-call numbers plastered everywhere that every department constantly calls from other areas as to who's oncall for xyz specialty?

    Or if your ED has multiple areas and staff want to know who's staffing each area?

    There's a way that you can create an electronic board using EDM trackers. You can create it as a private or public tracker and based on access, allow other departments view those boards.

    So one person could be in charge each shift to update the content, and allows everyone else to view the information from any device with EDM access.

    Pre-Requisites
    User has to have knowledge of EDM Dictionaries and access to create and edit EDM dictionaries.

    Build Order
    1. EDM Location
    2. EDM Room and Treatment Area
    3. EDM Selection Profile
    4. EDM Color Scheme
    5. EDM Tracker
    6. EDM Access

    Examples and dictionary setups are available from the following link:
    https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8ibrq3VOMIRV2…

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