Galen's October Newsletter provides insights into EHR replacement, data migration & archival, EHR optimization and integrated health calculators
Galen Healthcare Solutions


october 2016


Solving for Today.
Preparing for Tomorrow.

Although the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act gave health systems a financial incentive to achieve meaningful use of EHRs, many healthcare organizations have struggled to capture this source of value. Under the pressure of moving ahead to meet the requirements of the Meaningful Use program, most EHRs have been implemented using a Big Bang approach, and very rapidly.

Despite the tremendous value that EHRs can create, they are not being used to their full capacity. Currently, EHRs serve more as a “system of record” rather than a “system of engagement” that produces actionable insights to transform care delivery models. As a result, mergers and acquisitions, vendor consolidations, dissatisfaction with applications and other factors have followed and compelled healthcare organizations to optimize and/or replace their clinical systems.

The stakes are high (not enough information to make the best patient care decisions, lack of historical data for value-based care reimbursement methodologies), but we have services and solutions that will help you overcome these challenges. In Galen’s October Newsletter, you will learn about some of the resources and best practices we have developed from our work on more than 250 projects, to help organizations seamlessly transition EHRs - from legacy application support to data migration and archival.

Our Newsletter also reports on:

  • the tangible ROI our Allscripts clients have realized through our integrated health calculator and PCMH solutions;
  • MEDITECH optimization guides that yield substantial ROI and more importantly, improve patient care. 

Finally, we invite you to an expert webinar panel we are sponsoring on Wednesday, November 16 from 1-2PM EST,  where you will hear from executives at three leading healthcare organizations share their data migration experiences, lessons learned, and best practices.

I’m sure you will find this information helpful, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

Steve Brewer, Chief Executive Officer


Upcoming Webcasts

OCT 28:
MEDITECH 6.X RULES: Changing “Working as Designed” to “Working as Desired”

NOV 16:
Expert Panel: Seamless EHR Transition Through Data Migration

NOV 18:
Optimizing Your Data Migration wth a Data Assessment

DEC 7:
Allscripts TouchWorks: Technical Configuration for Maintenance and Security Best Practices

DEC 16:
Patient-Centered Specialty Practice Recognition: Beginning Your Transformation Journey


This Issue

Tackling EHR & EMR Transition Series with John Lynn

The process of migrating from one EHR to another is among the most difficult technical and functional projects a healthcare organization will ever confront. Learn more about EHR transition, replacement and migration strategies, methodologies, tips & tricks, and best practicies by checking out our series published on Hospital EMR & EHR.

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ECALCS Whitepaper

Learn how our clients are utilizing these integrated health calculators to drive measurable clinical decision support, quality improvement, and revenue gains in our whitepaper. 

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In 2013, a 300+ physician primary-care focused HCO applied for Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) and utilized Galen's Note Form Reporting solution to facilitate extraction of previously un-reportable patient data from their Allscripts V11 structed notes. The NoteForm Reporting solution's capabilities allowed fror data collect of virtually free text fields.

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Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections

In honor of World Sepsis Day which was on September 13th, we recognize all the patients that are affected by this illness, including one of our own. Early detection is key to fighting this life-threatening condition. Find out more in our MEDITECH Syndromic Surveillance guide.

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Rules-Based Optimization

Documentation of infusion start and stop time is imperative to justify the number of minutes (or hours) an infusion ran. Without a solid workflow, this leaves many infusions at risk of being inaccurately documented and ineligible for reimbursement. View our MEDITECH IV Charge Capture Setup guide for further instructions.

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Galen in the Spotlight: Fall 2016

Each quarter, we take a moment to recognize the employees that continue to grow and excel at Galen. In this issue, we are not only proud to recognize our employees with their newest certifications, but also recognize those recently promoted. We look foraward to the continue growth and dedication, to Galen and to our Clients, which these employees pursue on a daily basis.

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