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Your office team understand the benefits ofimplementing an EMR system.You have developed a comprehensive project planfor your office EMR system implementation includingdedicated resources for the work required? Forexample, a plan for team education and training,privacy and security impact and a clearly definedprocess for how decisions will be made.You have identified channels that will supportcommunicating most effectively with your office teamabout the EMR system implementation; for example,newsletters and regular face-to-face meetings.In your project plan, you have identified whenand how you will measure the success of your EMRsystem implementation with your team.Solution Provider and System Support SelectionIf you’ve done the following, you are on the rightpath to selecting an EMR that will meet yourpractice needs.You have identified your office requirements in anEMR system – considering your needs now andthose of the future; for example, interoperabilitywith other electronic health information systems,chronic disease management, etc.Your EMR system will support integration in the officebetween both clinical and administrative workflows.You have EMR system provider selection criteriaavailable to use during the selection process; forexample, standardized terminology, electronicprescribing, etc.You have discussed the pros and cons of thevarious EMR systems with your office team.You have identified ongoing support andmaintenance resources required for the EMRsystem once implemented.
62TOOLKIT /STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENTA Framework and Toolkit for Managing eHealth ChangePreparation and ReadinessRefer to the checklist points below to ensure thatyour practice is well positioned to transition from apaper patient chart to an electronic medical recordas you approach your EMR system go-live date:You have identified what needs to be done toprepare and support your office team for the EMRsystem implementation; for example, generalcomputer skills training for each team member.You have identified your approach for rolling outthe EMR system functionality in your office; forexample all functionality at once (big bang) or astaged rollout.You have worked with your system providerto create feasible project plan timelines.You have a plan in place for how to manageincoming paper from external points of care;for example, lab results, consultation notes.You have planned an approach for enteringdata from paper patient charts into the EMR.Your office team will be involved in hardwareselection and placement.You have decided if your hardware devices willbe hardwired or wireless connections.You will place hardware in locations whereyour patients can be involved; for example, acomputer in a patient exam room so results canbe reviewed together.

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WANDYCHAN

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