WRS Health Issues White Paper Examining Top 10 EHR Implementation Mistakes in Medical Practices

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WRS Health Issues White Paper Examining
 Top 10 EHR Implementation Mistakes in Medical Practices
Study outlines fundamental rules for successful Electronic Health Record application

GOSHEN, NY (Sept. 18, 2013) – WRS Health, a leading web-based provider of fully integrated EMR and practice management solutions for medical specialties, today issued a white paper, “10 Implementation Mistakes to Avoid,” that examines the top 10 mistakes health practices make when implementing Electronic Health Records (EHR). The white paper is authored by WRS Health founder and CEO Lawrence Gordon, MD.

“10 Implementation Mistakes to Avoid” studies the implications of the federal incentive payments available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, provided to eligible medical professionals and hospitals who adopt, implement, upgrade or demonstrate meaningful use of certified EHR technology. With incentives in place, many practices rush to implement EHRs without a strategic plan, often resulting in sustained productivity loss or abandonment of the EHR system.

“This paper is designed to help medical practitioners assess their level of preparedness for an EHR service so that they may successfully achieve process change,” said Dr. Gordon, Medical Director and Chief Surgeon at the New York Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery. “It describes the fundamental rules behind an effective implementation process, so practices can properly prepare and avoid costly mistakes.”

Common mistakes described in the white paper include practitioners not taking a leadership role or delegating leadership to the wrong person, neglecting the opportunities available for performance improvement, and neglecting to engage in all facets of the training process. The paper features several case studies from practitioners who share their experiences with EHR implementation successes and failures.

WRS Health’s white paper, “10 Implementation Mistakes to Avoid,” is available for download at http://www.waitingroomsolutions.com/wrs-10-implementation-mistakes-avoid.

About WRS Health

WRS Health, formerly Waiting Room Solutions, is the leading web-based provider of fully integrated EMR and Practice Management software solutions for over 32 medical specialties. WRS Health seamlessly integrates all of the clinical and business functions required for healthcare providers, including: Electronic Medical Records, Revenue Cycle Management, Personal Health Records, electronic prescribing (eRx), scheduling, website creation and content management, messaging, fax, order tracking, and billing — all at an affordable price. 2011 WRS Health’s web-based EHR and Practice Management System V4.0 is 2011/2012 compliant and was certified as a Complete EHR on January 11, 2011 by CCHIT. The 2011/2012 criteria support the Stage 1 and 2 Meaningful Use measures required to qualify eligible providers and hospitals for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The system is also a CCHIT Certified® 2011 Ambulatory EHR. WRS Health is a Surescripts® Solution Provider for its web-based Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and Practice Management System (PM) V4.0. The EMR and PM V4.0 is Surescripts certified for prescription routing messaging. It has been designed and built by successful medical professionals, who leveraged their expertise to help other healthcare providers with similar issues. WRS Health continues to be recognized for its cutting edge technology. More information on WRS Health can be found at www.WRSHealth.com or by calling 1-866-WRS-4EMR.

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