As KLAS reported in their recent study, the majority (68%) of physician-led accountable care organizations surveyed are finding that their EHR systems are not meeting all of their technological requirements.
While EHR use is important for ACO participation, most EHRs aren’t yet able to offer the connectivity, care management, or reporting capabilities that ACOs need to improve and report on healthcare outcomes.
Acquiring accurate data from each system for each practice in an ACO can be difficult, especially for physician practices with limited IT resources, disparate EHR systems, or very complex EHR systems.
At ELLKAY, we’ve used our EMR data expertise to design a comprehensive solution that helps ACOs supplement their EHR technology. Leveraging over a decade of practice in mining healthcare data and experience in over 900 versions across over 450 EMR/PM systems, we’ve created LKPatientDataLink.
LKPatientDataLink is a one-stop solution for EMR/EHR connectivity and clinical data acquisition. Connecting to thousands of different individual practice’s EHR systems, it extracts any and all relevant data, including delta changes of patient records, and delivers them to ACOs and ACO solution providers in a standard, discrete, useable format.
To learn more about LKPatientDataLink and ELLKAY’s other healthcare connectivity solutions and services, visit http://www.ellkay.com.
Check out the report or these related articles for more information about the study:
KLAS Report Examines Physician-led ACO Segment
KLAS: EMRs don’t yet meet ACO needs
ACOs Need Better EMRs
Moving data from one EHR, EMR, or practice management system to another can be a more complicated process than the initial EMR implementation.
Medical data needs to be located, analyzed, and extracted from the old EMR, then converted to meet the new EMR’s specifications so that patient demographic information, insurance payer information, medical history, medications, immunizations and more can be available within the different modules of the new system. While accomplishing a system migration is stressful for the physician practice, it is also a time-consuming, resource-draining process for the vendors of both the legacy and the new, target system.
ELLKAY specializes in data extraction and conversion services. PM, EHR and EMR companies use ELLKAY to overcome their connectivity and data-transfer challenges. We work with the physician practice and the EMR vendor to ensure data is correct, in the new system’s format, and that this data is available to practices from day one in their new software.
With over 25,000 practices connected and a system capability arsenal exceeding 450+ EMR/PM systems, we’ve become experts in the transfer of medical data. To learn more about ELLKAY’s data conversion services, visit our EMR Data Extraction and Conversion page or contact us today!
A Do-Not-Forget Checklist for EHR Switchers on the Hook for Meaningful Use
Guest post by Tom S. Lee, PhD, CEO and Founder at SA Ignite.
According to a recent survey by Black Book rankings, as many as 16 percent of ambulatory EHR users may become EHR switchers within the next 12 months.
Quickly roll out your new EMR, simplify your switch.
-Without the need to import all the clinical data before the “go-live” date
-Start your new EMR with a clean slate
-Satisfy retention requirements
Learn more: http://www.ellkay.com/lkemrarchive.html Image: http://ow.ly/i/3Dopi
Our partnerships with EMR/PMS vendors allow them to focus on building feature-rich systems and expedite the EMR/PMS implementation process. Our services and solutions include structured data migration, demographics/charges interface solutions, and laboratory orders & results interfaces via our hub connection. Learn more: http://www.ellkay.com/index.php/who-we-serve-1/emr-pms-software-providers.html
How has the year of EHR Replacement impacted your organization? Share your experiences with us and learn how we’ve supported practices and EHR vendors alike, support providers making the switch this year. http://ow.ly/pv0Tv
Learn more about EHR Replacement at our booth 1318 at MGMA San Diego http://ow.ly/pmptC
Retain your legacy data and retire the legacy system as you get up and running on the new EHR without completing a complex data migration. Talk to an ELLKAY EMR Data Conversion and Archive specialist today. http://ow.ly/ow4ag
More than half of all physicians use electronic medical records today, according to recent government statistics. Guess which states are among the leaders. http://ow.ly/nQGq9
by CDW Healthcare | August 02 2013: “Electronic health records” — three separate words, but combined together, they’ve made a significant impact on the healthcare industry as we know it. As a mainstay in our vernacular, EHR technology – both the hardware and applications – continues to evolve over time. To see just how far we’ve come, we decided to examine the latest state in this EHR infographic. http://ow.ly/nAxHk