Webinar: Front-line Strategies for Completing an EMR Transition

Speakers from IDC’s Health Insights and The Lahey Clinic will offer attendees tips for managing paper & processes for smoother, quicker path to EMR adoption

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), the information management company, will sponsor a free Dec. 13 webinar offering strategies to help healthcare organizations make a smooth and successful transition from paper patient files to an electronic medical record (EMR) system.

A successful EMR implementation depends not just on the right software; it calls for healthcare organizations to consider how caregivers use patient information. Which paper records should be digitized? Who needs access to these records? Should the entire record be made electronic? Answers to questions like these should inform an organization’s approach to digitizing records. And with the right strategy, healthcare organizations can control costs and speed the transition from paper to electronic records.

This free Webinar will outline key steps and considerations integral to delivering the promised patient care benefits and cost savings. The session will feature Judy Hanover, research director, Provider IT Strategies for IDC Health Insights, and Lori P. Jayne, privacy officer and health information management director for The Lahey Clinic.

Attendees will receive a copy of an IDC Health Insights research paper titled “Moving from Paper to the Electronic Health Record: Optimizing the Transition” as well as a case study of how Lahey Clinic is implementing their EMR transition.

WHAT:

  Titled “Transformational Strategies for Supporting EMR Adoption: IDC and Lahey Clinic Speak Out,” this free webinar will provide tips to:
-- Minimize the time spent in the inefficient paper-to-electronic hybrid state;
-- Optimize resource and staff utilization during the records conversion process;
-- Ease EMR adoption by making a complete health record available at all stages;
-- Improve care by ensuring clinical info is continuously and readily available.
 

WHEN:

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, 1 p.m. ET
 

TO REGISTER:

www.ironmountain.com/EMRtransitionstrategies

 

PRESS

CONTACT:

Christian T. Potts, public relations manager, Iron Mountain
617-535-8721

[email protected]

About Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) provides information management services that help organizations lower the costs, risks and inefficiencies of managing their physical and digital data. The company’s solutions enable customers to protect and better use their information—regardless of its format, location or lifecycle stage—so they can optimize their business and ensure proper recovery, compliance and discovery. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain manages billions of information assets, including business records, electronic files, medical data, emails and more for organizations around the world. Visit www.ironmountain.com or follow the company on Twitter @IronMountain for more information.



CONTACT:

Iron Mountain
Christian T. Potts, 617-535-8721
[email protected]
or
Weber Shandwick
Kristen Georgian, 617-520-7042
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Massachusetts

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Technology  Data Management  Software  Other Technology  Security  Practice Management  Health

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