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HIT Learning Center Webinars

Posted in HIT, Learning Center with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2013 by Matthew Levy

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As part EHR Evolution’s upcoming HIT Learning Center, we are offering FREE Webinars explaining the changes to the healthcare system as part of the HITECH act. Whether you are a provider, administrator, IT professional, or have any other role in healthcare, you can join us to learn more about some of the requirements for Meaningful Use Stage 2. Additionally, we will begin to show you some tips for making this change as painless as possible.

Join us throughout March to learn more about how EHR Evolution can help you transition to a more effective computer-based system for managing your practice.

To sign up, click on one of the links below.

https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=IoUi3liUMVWeKoY-D%2AIeFA

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HIT Learning Center

Posted in HIT, Learning Center on February 8, 2013 by mfisher527

Computers have long been a part of running an effective healthcare organization, and with the development and increasing use of EHR’s and the Meaningful Use requirements created by the HITECH Act, knowing how to use one is more important than ever. We have seen how even a basic knowledge of computers can not only help your organization, but can help you improve your career status going forward.

EHR Evolution is pleased to announce our HIT Learning Center, coming soon. Our courses will range from 1-5 days and cover a variety of topics. For providers and clinical staff interested in learning about the hands-on the functions of an electronic health record, we offer End User Training. We will cover everything from logging in, finding a patient, ordering prescriptions, labs, x-rays, charting vital signs to more complex functions such as documentation and notes, MD charges and verifying results. In addition, healthcare employees of every level might be interested in our Meaningful Use class. This is designed to educate you on the history of the HITECH Act. This will include the concept of Meaningful Use, its purpose, goals, and what it means to the healthcare industry as well as an introduction to the requirements are and how to meet them. In this course you will gain knowledge that you can directly apply to your healthcare practice.

Top level health care administrators and hospital employees interested in playing a larger role in managing your practice or group Electronic Record will find a System Administration course of interest. This is a more detailed class to provide a foundation in Enterprise EHR v11 configuration. Participants will gain a stronger understanding of what Enterprise EHR has to offer by taking an active role in this training course by experiencing hands-on exercises with the goal of gaining basic to intermediate experience building menus, changing views views, and designing note templates. The course will help you understand the many options available to you in working with a comprehensive EHR.

Are you a provider who has spent your entire life avoiding computers and are terrified by the new requirements being pushed upon you? You will not be left in the dark. Information Technology Fundamentals will help you to learn the basic tricks to to navigate your PC. We will learn everything from how to boot and shut down your computer properly, to keyboard and mouse navigation/short-cuts, navigating the internet and everything in between. You will learn just enough to be able to figure out how to use a computer to manage your practice, while not being overwhelmed by having too much information shoved at you.

If you are interested in taking any of our courses or would like more information, fill out the form below. New course offerings are in development all the time, so please contact us with any questions to see if we have the right opportunity for you or your organization.

The EHR Employment Drive

Posted in Learning Center, Uncategorized on January 16, 2013 by Matthew Levy

When it was passed in 2009, the HITECH act was part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, which had a stated goal of using government investments in order to help fight the recession that had begun in 2008. While many people have many different ideas for why EHR adoption is necessary, its presence within the ARRA indicates the focus is to create new jobs. As the elements of the act take effect and more healthcare organizations are preparing to implement EHR’s and attest for meaningful use, they need people with the knowledge and skills to assist in these endeavors.

According to a survey by Wanted Technologies earlier this year, the EHR skillset is the most demanded among healthcare jobs, with over 15,000 positions listed online in the month of August asking for these abilities. Further, the number of advertised jobs requiring EHR skills has risen close to 90 percent over the past two years as hospitals prepare for the transitions. All the major roles in a hospital require some degree of electronic knowledge in order to succeed within the new look healthcare models. In addition to the jobs created for existing healthcare professionals, Health IT and EHR jobs are becoming more popular among college graduates.

However, it is not as simple as just hiring people for the jobs. Each organization has its own version of an EHR and its own workflow. Training therefore becomes key. An IBM study has found that an IT organization choosing to train new employees can cost one-fifth as much as hiring so called “skilled” workers. The trained individuals needed less IT support, performed tasks more efficiently and required less help from peers. Well-trained employees can be up to five times as efficient and therefore good training can save the employer money in the long run. As EHR implementation goes forward, training of employees will be key for efficient use of the systems.

Further reading:

http://www.eweek.com/it-management/ehr-skills-lead-job-requirements-in-health-care-survey/

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Health-Care-IT/Health-Care-IT-Tops-the-Jobs-List-for-Grads-Report-529342/

https://www-304.ibm.com/services/learning/be/pdf/White_Paper_Value_of_Training-DLeaser_09-30-0_final.pdf