Maura Cash – Policy & Procedure Changes When Implementing an EHR | This Week in Surgery Centers
Here’s what to expect on this week’s episode. 🎙️
When it comes to implementing an EHR, there are a lot of steps to consider – internal buy-in, vendor research, implementation, training, support, and the list goes on. One often overlooked step is updating your Policies & Procedures.
Maura Cash is the VP of Clinical Strategies here at HST Pathways, and she is here today to walk us through which policies and procedures need to be updated, which need to be created, and why it matters. A few highlights:
➡️ When you switch from paper to electronic – any policy or procedure you have that is associated with the care of a medical record will need to change.
➡️ Your existing policies and procedures will need to be updated – permissions and access, chart completion process, the release of records, and emergency plans, to name a few.
➡️ You will need to create new policies and procedures – remote access, hardware, downtime, HIPAA violations, and more, depending on your facility.
➡️ Keep your staff heavily involved and informed – they need to sign each new or updated policy and procedure and understand how they will be utilized.
➡️ Don’t feel like you need to create everything from scratch – turn to your state associations, colleagues, ASCA, and other industry experts who have already done this for samples.
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