AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Mark A. Heard, MD, CMD; MaryF. Heard, MBA; William Russell, MD Disclosure(s): William Russell, MD receives a salary from Erickson Community.
Allother presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships todisclose. Session Description: This session not only provides an overview of the implementation of an electronic medical record (EMR) in a multi provide rpractice with particular emphasis on long term care, it also provides a focus on functionality that conforms to the health care provider’s work flow. Improving care plans and interventions through information delivery to the point of care and the dissemination of provider documentation to other disciplines will also be discussed. Review of the process of discovery, investigating, eliminating, reviewing, contracting,and implementing an EMR in a family practice oriented to long term care. Follow the process Cuero Medical Associates a 3 doctor, 4 person extender practice with 2 locations and 5 long term care facilities goes through as it converts to a paperless environment. Viewpoints of the lead physician and the MBA level clinic coordinator on the trials and tribulations of the conversion will be shared. Learning Objectives:
Discuss the advantages of electronic medical records (EMR)
Examine the differences in EMR offerings
Develop a strategy to avoid an unsuccessful launch of EMR