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How a Common Work Area Benefits Your EMR Project

An Integrated EMR A hospital staff implementing an integrated EMR has a big job ahead of them. It takes planning to successfully coordinate the design efforts of countless people across dozens of departments and teams. Too often these teams work in siloes. When it comes time to test the system as an integrated unit, the outcome is far […]

Atlanticon’s Top 5 Management Tips for EMR Projects

When to Engage your Project Manager EMR projects are complicated and thus need a strong leader. So why do some hospitals wait until after signing the EMR contract to bring on a Project Manager? Many hospitals don’t realize how much value an experienced PM can provide, even before the project officially begins. The Value of […]

PMO Failure-More Common Than You Think

Project Management Office (PMO): Do you have one? Is it successful? Surprisingly, many PMOs do not work as planned. While I hate to focus on the negative, it’s easier to make my point by showing why they fail as opposed to showing why only a very few succeed. Top Reasons PMOs Fail: >Analysts/Technicians don’t understand or […]

The Lost Art of Project Management

Project Management: Doing it The Right Way If you’ve seen Project Management executed the right way, you know what a remarkable experience it is. Being part of a well-managed project from start to finish—accomplishing unbelievable results as a unified team, effectively hitting one milestone after another—few things in your career will provide you with such […]

Using EMRs Properly: Do Patients Really Benefit?

Understanding the Purpose of the EMR Do patients really benefit from the complex EMRs that are in use today? We’d like to think so.  An EMR’s purpose is to enable easier ordering, facilitate documentation and progress notes, remind clinicians of activities to be performed, and protect the patient against potentially harmful drug interactions—just to name […]