Aggregation:the collecting of units or parts into a mass or whole
You are installing a new EMR and planning on integrating with your ADT, Medications, Radiology, Lab and Transcription systems. However, due to timeline and cost concerns, you have decided not to aggregate any historical data from these systems and only capture data from the interface go-live date forward.
Healthcare providers frequently avoid data aggregation into a newly implemented EMR due to concerns with the costs and effort associated. Utilizing our Conversion Engine and extensive experience with leading healthcare software vendors, DFB Consulting can not only reduce these concerns, we can actually expedite your EMR implementation and save expenses. These efficiencies are accomplished via a number of advantages:
·No New Interface Development Required:Our Conversion Engine formats the conversion records to be identical to the real-time interface, allowing us to send the records to the same interface on your EMR system that will receive the real-time messages. ·Accelerated Testing:With our ability to rapidly develop and deploy conversion interfaces, we are frequently available to generate test messages into your new EMR interfaces before the resulting system, thereby allowing you to start your testing cycles earlier.
·Reduced Testing Resources:With access to the resulting system?s historic records, we are able to produce messages to support complex testing scenarios without the need for resources to produce test data and scenarios.
·Interface Go-Live Planning:Our services help to simplify and streamline your interface go-live strategy.Without data aggregation, you are faced with multiple go-live dependencies.For example: ADT interfaces need to go-live substantially in advance of resulting interfaces in order to ensure patients and encounters are present for posting of results; many sites opt to go-live with resulting interfaces many months prior to system go-lives in order to build at least some portion of clinical context within the EMR.As integration is one of the most complex, involved and time consuming portions of the implementation, requiring these interfaces to be completed months before the EMR go-live will often put integration on the project critical path and drive go-live dates for the EMR.With data aggregation and our services, you can load years of ADT, result and other data just days prior to your EMR go-live and have the interface go-live schedule synchronized with your EMR go-live. ·Enhance System Acceptance:Providing a complete patient medical record allows your EMR to function better and provides the full context to your providers. ·Accelerate Data Warehousing Functionality:Rather than having to wait years for adequate data to accumulate to support warehousing functionality, data aggregation provides instant depth and history to your EMR. ·Reduce Manual Inquiries for Medical Records:If a complete patient medical record is not available through your EMR, then you will need to support manual methods of providing the information.Whether that means shadow paper charts or phone inquiries from providers to various departments, it involves additional resources and expenses, reduces the value of the EMR to providers, and increases the risk of important patient history not being presented to the clinician at the critical time.
Contact us for more information on how we can assist you with data aggregation.