Archive November 2011 XII, No. 11

How to Make an EMR Truly Yours

The quest for software that replicates your workflows and mimics your forms.

Irene Tsikitas, Associate Editor


Many EMR vendors casually toss the term "customization" around when describing their software, as if to say that it's easy to tailor their products to your workflows and replicate your facility's paper charts. But can you really, truly tailor your electronic medical records to fit your facility's unique way of doing things? "Ask what exactly is customizable. You may enter into it thinking you can customize a lot of things, but you really can't," says Jan Kleinhesselink, RN, CPHQ, chief quality officer of Lincoln Surgical Hospital in Nebraska. Or at least, not without an added cost.

New to Outpatient Surgery Magazine?
Sign-up to continue reading this article.
Register Now
Have an account? Please log in:
Email Address:
  Remember my login on this computer

advertiser banner

Other Articles That May Interest You

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About EMRs

Potholes to avoid as you head down the paperless path.

2018's Biggest Health Hazard? IT Security

Welcome to Surgery's Inflection Point

Today's technological advancements are transforming surgical care.