[Webinar] How and Why Hospitals Should Make EHR Optimization a Priority
The topic of electronic health records (EHR) optimization has the attention not only of healthcare IT professionals, but also hospital business leaders. So last week, PatientKeeper partnered with IDC Health Insights to present an educational webinar, entitled “How and Why Hospitals Optimize their EHRs”.
IDC analyst Mutaz Shegewi laid the foundation for the discussion, noting that the evolution from EHR 1.0 (systems that came on line during the Meaningful Use era) to EHR 2.0 (next-generation systems designed to deliver an optimal user experience for clinicians) is well underway. Rather than simply storing patient data and creating a “data rich” environment, the EHR 2.0 lets clinicians put that data to use in service of patient care, creating a “data driven” environment. In part, that means clinically relevant data must be easily accessible and actionable at the point of care. New trends in healthcare, such as a focus on precision medicine and the shift to value-based care, can be fully realized only once EHR 2.0 systems are in place.
PatientKeeper’s chief medical officer, Christopher Maiona, M.D., SFHM, also shared his perspectives on EHR optimization, both as a practicing hospitalist and health IT expert. Dr. Maiona then demonstrated capabilities of an EHR 2.0 system optimized for physician workflow. He specifically noted how well-organized dashboards can present the most meaningful patient data to a provider at a glance on a large screen, and how a thoughtfully designed mobile app connected to the EHR can expedite patient care and save physicians time. He also addressed EHR optimization priorities such as platform flexibility and care team collaboration.
Watch the full webinar here.