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Running head: ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE PLAN: ELECTRONIC MEDICAL1Organizational Change Plan: Electronic Medical Records Implementation -Part I Tracey Renee Nichols HCS/587July 3, 2017Dr. Margaret Walker
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE PLAN: ELECTRONIC MEDICAL2Organizational Change Plan: Electronic Medical Records Implementation - Part I One the most revolutionary improvements in medicine and health care is electronic technology. Current federal requirements specify health organizations implement certified electronic medical records (EMR) software. Innovative health record systems specifically for healthcare application results in health organizational efficiency and quality advancements with extraordinary benefits. Life-saving improvements in medical care delivery, safety, improvements in quality care and patient outcomes and streamlining corporate operations are few benefits of EMR use.Providence Partners for Children Waiver Program is a collaboration with Medicaid in Southern California. Children under 21 and caregivers who meet criteria and live with congenitallife-limiting or terminal conditions receive coordinated support services adjunctively with clinical treatment programs. At this time, the program does not take advantage of the two electronic health record systems in use by Providence TrinityKids Hospice. This paper addresses identification and evaluation of PFCW program necessity for EMR implementation, barriers, and factors influencing the proposal – including theoretical models – and the transition from inefficient paper charting and communications to more competent electronic technology.
ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE PLAN: ELECTRONIC MEDICAL3Electronic Medical Records Implementation: Providence Partners for Children ProgramProvidence’s Partners for Children Waiver program (PFCW) must meet legal standards for compliance, maximize increase organizational efficiency, improvements in care coordination,expediting billing, streamlining processes through electronic medical records (EMR) implementation. Although the department employee size is small, this transition will have far-reaching demands and effects on other departments and resources.Electronic Medical Record Implementation RequirementsAccording to Cleveland, “The law shifting the health care industry to adopt EHRs, the HITECH Act, was part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” (Cleveland, 2015). The HITECH Act defines financial incentives for health providers and organizations meeting meaningful use EMR requirements until 2015. Beginning in 2016, incentives for electronic records IT systems shifted to penalties for professionals who violate stipulations or noncompliance with federal statutes or violate guidelines [ CITATION HIT17 \l 1033 ]. Partners

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