EHR and EMR systems are made up
of many components and moving parts. A
successful EHR is one that seamlessly
combines software, network, hardware,
medical equipment, security, and other
processes into a single integrated system.
Entegration has worked with
many EHR / EMR software vendors and has experience
with implementing and supporting these
systems. A few of the vendors include:
Aprima / iMedica, GE Centricity, MedSoft RESource,
MYSIS, and eClinicalworks.
Incorporating lab providers
can help streamline a practice but can also
pose challenges. We have worked with many
lab vendors including LabCorp, Quest
Diagnostics, and LabDaq.
Integrating various pieces of
medical equipment in a practice can provide
significant benefits. This includes digital
x-rays, ultrasound machines, and blood
analysis equipment (Immulite, Tosoh, etc.).
Major role of an EHR is to minimize
patient paper charts and to make access to
information easier and more secure.
Your practice will need
to determine the best way to handle the
existing paper based processes.
can help with implementing electronic
faxing, scanning, and transcription services
Security and privacy are the
most important aspects of protecting patient
data and remaining compliant to the Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
(HIPAA). Entegration ensures that all
components of an EHR are implemented with
the strictest security measures. In
addition, we have built services to provide
on-going security and HIPAA compliance
audits. Designing security and privacy into
an EHR and then monitoring them on an
ongoing basis is the best way to protect
As a practice moves from
paper charts to EHR, there is the need for a
robust, reliable, and secure data network
that provides access to patient records.
Entegration understands the critical needs
of data networks and can recommend,
implement and support these networks.
Secure access to information is critical
whether it is in a single location practice,
a multiple location practice, or a practice
connected to other practices and/or
hospitals. We have designed and implemented
data networks for each of the scenarios and
understand the challenges and benefits of
each of them.
There are various decisions
that must be made regarding computer
equipment and network processes when
implementing an EHR. Should doctors and
nurses use laptops, PCs, terminals or
tablets? Should the equipment be connected
wirelessly or via wires? Should the front
desk have access to insurance card/drivers
license scanners? Should scanning occur
centrally or de-centrally and should there
be individual scanners or workgroup
scanners? How should incoming and outgoing
faxes be handled? We can help, and guide
you through these decisions.
Another function of an EHR may be to expand access and services to your patients. This can include encrypted email between doctor / patient, appointment scheduling, and documentation (i.e. new patient forms).
Entegration has experience with each of these, and can help you identify what is involved in implementing them.