HIMSSCast: Maintaining and optimizing EHRs: Long-term strategies

Electronic health records systems are the foundation of healthcare information technology and crucial to the day-to-day operations of hospitals, health systems and physician group practices.

But they are far from static technologies. With EHRs, CIOs and other health IT leaders at provider organizations cannot just set it and forget it. These critical information systems must be maintained and optimized over time.

Peyman Zand is chief strategy officer at consulting firm CereCore and a former provider CIO. He has tremendous experience working with EHRs from the provider and consultant perspectives. He is the guest on this week’s podcast, where he will offer a deep dive into maintain and optimizing EHRs.

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Talking points:

  • How do health IT leaders at provider organizations know when it’s time to modernize or optimize their EHRs?

  • Where’s a good place to start on the EHR modernization or optimization process?

  • Who should be involved in the process and what roles should they play?

  • What are the major areas of the EHR and its workflows that typically need attention?

  • What’s the long game here? How should health IT leaders at provider organizations plan for the long term with EHR modernization and optimization?

More about this episode:

Denver Health nurses gain big efficiencies redesigning Epic EHR workflow

EHR vendors demo new GPT features at HIMSS23

EHR giant Epic’s success with AI, detailed by its EVP of R&D

How providers, patients are benefiting from EHR improvements

Epic, Microsoft partner to use generative AI for better EHRs

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