The Role of HIM Professionals in the Successful Adoption and Implementation of EHRs
Health information management (HIM) professionals play an important role in the successful adoption and implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) in physician practices. HIM professionals can help physicians with the transition to EHRs, improve documentation, and help with quality reporting.
2. How HIM Professionals Can Help Physicians Transition to EHRs
HIM professionals can help physicians transition to EHRs by providing training and support. They can also help with the selection of an EHR system by evaluating the features and functionality of different systems. In addition, HIM professionals can help design templates and workflows that will be used in the EHR system.
3. Improved Documentation and Coding with EHRs
EHRs can improve documentation and coding by providing a structure for documenting patient encounters. This can lead to more accurate and complete documentation. In addition, EHRs can provide alerts to physicians when documentation is incomplete or inaccurate. And finally, EHRs can provide tools for coding diagnoses and procedures that can improve coding accuracy.
4. Quality Reporting with EHRs
EHRs can also help with quality reporting. HIM professionals can help select the appropriate quality measures and report on them using data from the EHR system. Additionally, HIM professionals can help create dashboards and other visualizations of quality data that can help physicians identify areas for improvement.
HIM professionals play a vital role in the successful adoption and implementation of EHRs in physician practices. They can help with the transition to EHRs, improve documentation, and help with quality reporting.