HIT’S BLIND SPOTS: The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Advanced EMRs
While the focus of the HIT industry has been concentrated on quantifying the intended impact of EMRs, HIMSS Analytics has uncovered a number of areas which may be negatively impacted by advanced EMR capabilities.
Research performed by HIMSS Analytics reinforces the argument that advanced Electronic Medical Record (EMR) capabilities are associated with a wide array of benefits for healthcare providers. While the focus of the HIT industry has been concentrated on quantifying the intended impact of EMRs, HIMSS Analytics has uncovered a number of areas which may be negatively impacted by advanced EMR capabilities. These “blind spots”, which include the medical staff’s relationship with Hospital Administrators, the career trajectory of IT personnel, and the patient’s experience, are areas hospital providers will need to address for EMRs to be successfully adopted. Attend this session to hear how advanced EMRs have benefited and challenged healthcare providers, as well as learn different strategies healthcare providers and vendors can implement in order to manage these challenges.
Learn more about these consequences by attending my PDS 2012 Technology Conference session. Following this session, you will be able to:
• Describe and categorize the various components of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAMsm)
• List the benefits commonly targeted and achieved by hospitals with advanced EMRs
• List the challenges hospital leaders may experience in implementing an EMR
• Identify and evaluate improvement opportunities designed to mitigate the unintended consequences of EMRs
VP of Research, HIMSS Analytics, Lorren Pettit, will be presenting at the PDS 2012 Technology Conference this Sept 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM. Learn more about Pettit’s session and register today by visiting www.PDS2012.com.