EMR South

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Services

Training Programs

EMR South provides exceptional training.

Project Team Training:

On site training to work with your project team on implementation plans and explain build work for each module you plan to implement. An overview of each module is presented with options and work flows discussed. This training can be configured to be for new users to TouchWorks or even seasoned professionals.


Our Goal: Make Go-Lives successful.


Training Manuals:

Our trainers can create curriculum to match your workflow for any product. We understand people learn in different ways and we develop our training material for different learning styles. With this service we will come on site to observe and document your work flow and from what we learn customize your training to be practice/site specific. We also create role based training guides to not only help your users get up to speed quickly but have a quick reference guide available as well. As you upgrade to new versions your training materials can be updated at a discounted rate.



Train the Trainer:

After creating manuals we can assist you in either training staff or training your super users/ trainers so that you will have staff on hand to train new users and be self reliant. EMR South’s staff are always available for questions and special training classes as needed.



Our trainers are very knowledgeable, and in most cases they not only train on the system they use it to see patients. We have providers and clinical staff for some of our training sessions and for this reason these classes are generally held in Georgia or on our training cruises.



Specialty Training Classes:

EMR South conducts specialty training sessions through web casts, at your site, or in Georgia. Classes include System Admin Training (includes ConnectR and TWAdmin), Introduction to Note, Advanced Note, Intro and Implementing Orders and Results, Intro & Implementing MDCharge and Intro & Implementing Scan. Custom training is also available for GE Centricity Group Management from end user to administration, novice to expert. We are constantly adding additional classes. Be sure to ask if you do not see what you are looking for.



Web Question & Answer Sessions:

EMR South offers online consults where you can connect with a senior consultant through a web session to collaborate on a question or problem your clinic may be experiencing. We have also used this method to help with build questions and also to build text and medcin templates. This service also allows you to talk to a consultant before contracting with us to determine if we might be of assistance to your practice. Our overall goal is to help your practice be productive, if you have a question and we can help please feel free to contact us, if we do not know the answer we may know another practice that is similar to yours and be able to put you in touch with someone from there.



Go-Live and Training Success:

The EMR South team has been a part of over 50 clinic go-lives, supporting more then 250 providers consisting of many specialties, such as: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Rheumatology, General Surgery, Cardiology, Obstetrics Gynecology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Endocrinologists, Infectious Disease, Pain Management Centers, Sports Medicine, Urgent Care, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Oncology. We have a class that covers the tools and procedures we use to ensure quality, successful go lives and preparation for them.







Nurse Boot Camp:

Taught by nurses, this class gives nurses/medical assistants a primer on TouchWorks. But more importantly it gives tested and proven advice on change management, as well as how to involve your patients and capture useful information for your provider.



Staffing


Acquiring and retaining qualified staff remains a significant challenge in EMR/IT Health Care management. Allow EMR South to help you find, train and mentor a candidate right in your area. Our mentorship program places a consultant on site with your staff member. Once onsite, our consultant will perform the staff members role while training that person to take over the role. During this time EMR South will document job duties, policies and procedures to ensure long term retention of the training. As your staff member progresses, our consultant will continue to be available to answer questions and help as needed, on or offsite.


MENLO PARK, CA -- Fifty-seven percent of hiring managers polled for the project said it was difficult to find qualified candidates 12 months ago; 91 percent said recruiting is equally or more challenging today. More than half (52

percent) of hiring managers who are having trouble recruiting cited a

shortage of qualified professionals.

 

As the competition for skilled labor has become more pronounced, 58

percent of workers polled said they are more likely to negotiate a better

compensation package today than 12 months ago - double the number from

last year's poll.


Source: Robert Half International (RHI) and CareerBuilder.com titled The (EDGE) Report.



EMR South is made up of a dedicated team of professionals, both IT and clinical, all with real world experience working in hospitals, clinics and medical schools. Our staff has been in your position before and can guide you with insight and expertise gained from our own experiences.


Assessments

EMR South offers Readiness Assessments to those who are considering future adoption of an EMR. For practices that have already transitioned to an electronic medical records (EMR) system, we have a workflow and application assessment process to evaluate your implementation, current procedures and future projects. This process promotes the positives and identifies opportunities to enhance your EMR capabilities and overall practice acceptance.

Sample of items assessed:


Interviews of key personnel, providers, and stakeholders to understand perceived plans, direction and vision.


Review of past and current technology plans, as well as recent and planned technology implementations for functional effectiveness and consistency. Review security in place, backup plans and disaster recovery/down time procedures.


Examination of information systems policies, procedures and service delivery mechanisms. Understanding user expectations of current, planned and future deployments.


Review of the current organizational assignment of responsibilities and authorities relative to the management of technology.


Examination of systems hardware, software, interface, network environment and documentation, including policies, procedures and standards.


Observe and document current work flows for each pod/specialty.


Assess feasibility of reselling services in a managed services organization (MSO) environment to offset costs of hardware and software, as well as FTE resources and provide a new revenue stream. (Optional)


Review and access practice return on investment. (Optional)

Interface Remediation



Need assistance with your interfaces? EMR South offers a service where our staff will access your interface logs and work the errors, make corrections as needed and submit a report to you on how many errors were found, corrected and if we were unable to correct the error we will research the error and submit back to you the information needed for either your interface programmer, or vendor to work from. We can do this for you full time, where we check your system daily or we can be contracted to do this while the person who normally does this job at your site is out. Call us for more on this service and our rate.


Project Manager



EMR South has a project management service that can help to supplement your staff when you need a project brought up but just do not have the time or resources. Our staff comes in examines your workflows, researches your needs, talks to vendors and your staff and submits a project plan based on our findings. We can then implement this plan for you. Items that we have helped with, creating and implementing the population of an item master for labs, diagnostic studies and hospital documents to come in through interfaces, which led to the implementation of Orders & Results module. We have worked with implementing charge capture, installing and implementing new practice management system as well as converting billing offices to a paperless environment which decreased time to find documents and re-file insurances by 80%.




The EMR South Differences


Our expertise in communicating, educating and supporting providers and staff ensures that they embrace new technology and quickly become proficient in its use.





 

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