Information Management - Healthcare EHR/EMR Conversion
Electronic Health Records at hand when you need them. Cintas helps you improve patient outcomes and stay compliant, even in a churning industry.
Getting to the promise of Electronic Health Records — accurate, up-to-date patient medical records accessible when you need them can seem a daunting task. Cintas helps turn daunting into doable.
Trust Cintas to ensure your scanned medical records will be accurate and delivered in a timely manner while reducing costs and meeting regulatory compliance.
Full and Efficient EHR Implementation
Trust Cintas to be at your side throughout the complete and
compliant move from paper records to EHRs and to remain
your partner for an ongoing, trustworthy EHR program. Let us:
- Handle everything for you. We take the burden off of your internal staff, while providing you the expertise that’s too costly to duplicate in-house.
- Show you how to save money. For instance, a Scan-on-Demand Storage Approach offering offsite records storage and electronic delivery may significantly reduce your EHR program costs.
- Ensure an end-to-end chain of custody throughout a medical record’s lifecycle.
- Interoperability with Multiple EHR Systems. Getting accurate patient data into multiple legacy platforms doesn’t have to be a burden placed on your internal IT department. Cintas helps with creating a conversion plan that utilizes both new and old systems so you can transition to full EHR over time.
Improved Patient Outcomes
Access to a patient’s complete and current information gives
healthcare providers the information they need to deliver
better medical care.
A recent study (1) showed the important
evidence that result from meaningful use:
- 75% of providers report that their EHR allows them to deliver better patient care and improve patient outcomes.
- 88% report that their EHR produces clinical benefits for the practice.
- 94% of providers report that their EHR makes records readily available at point of care.
By providing a patient’s complete health information, EHRs
can improve providers’ ability to properly diagnose health
problems sooner and, thereby, lessen misdiagnoses, prevent
or reduce medical errors, improve patient safety and support
better patient outcomes. EHRs don't just store or transmit
information; they "compute" it. This means that EMRs can
update and modify information in ways that benefit patients.
- In addition to keeping a record of a patient's medications or allergies, EHRs also automatically update the records when a new medication is prescribed or when drug formularies change and alert the healthcare providers accordingly.
- Wherever a patient may visit, travel or relocate and need care, their health information gathered by their primary care provider and recorded in an EHR is available to other providers, whether in a clinic, hospital or an emergency department. For example, should the patient have a life-threatening allergy, emergency staff can adjust care quickly and appropriately, even if the patient is unconscious.
According to government regulations (2)` … “if Medicare
eligible professionals do not adopt and successfully
demonstrate meaningful use of a certified electronic medical
record technology by 2015, the eligible professional’s
Medicare physician fee schedule amount for covered
professional services will be adjusted down by 1% each year.
The adjustment schedule is as follows:
- 2015 ‒ 99% of Medicare physician fee schedule covered amount
- 2016 ‒ 98 % of Medicare physician fee schedule covered amount
- 2017 and each subsequent year ‒ 97% of Medicare physician fee schedule covered amount.”
(1) Jamoom, E., Patel, V., King, J., & Furukawa, M. (2012, August). National perceptions of ehr
adoption: barriers, impacts, and federal policies. National conference on health statistics
(2) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (December 2013). Medicare Electronic Health Record
Incentive Payments for Eligible Professionals