Is your IT environment ready for an EMR implementation?
Does your organization have a plan for identifying the gaps in your IT infrastructure?
Can your data network provide secure mobile access?
Is your organization in full compliance with regulatory mandates like HIPAA?
Alarmingly, most healthcare organizations do not have a technical infrastructure that is prepared to adequately handle the needs of an EMR system. The typical state of infrastructure includes spotty wireless coverage, poorly maintained servers, inadequate bandwidth, insufficient space and environmental controls in the data center, insufficient security and redundancy, and poor operational management.
Written by industry veteran and Nexus Business Transformation Specialist Kathleen Gaffney, the EMR Intrastructure Readiness white paper is full of important technology and operational considerations. From Device Messaging to Wireless Coverage to Business Continuity Plans, there’s more to a successful EMR implementation than the patient records themselves. These 13 concrete recommendations will help ensure your implementation goes smoothly.