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Best-Practices Library Created to Help EHR Implementations

April 12, 2010
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Leaders from 160 not-for-profit hospitals teamed up to launch an EHR Meaningful Use Implementation best-practices library to help organizations implement electronic records. The library was developed as part of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Premier healthcare alliance Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative.

According to Premier, the library offers actionable guidance designed to help providers meet the meaningful use objectives outlined by the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Led by Bill Spooner, CIO at Sharp HealthCare, and and Craig Richardville, CIO for the Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) in Charlotte, N.C., the initiative features specific instruction on ways to speed implementation of CPOE; medication management; clinical documentation; reporting of measures; privacy; information exchange; and management of populations’ health and personal health records. Best practices also include strategies for securing executive leadership, culture change, communication and support for clinicians, it says.

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