With over 500 EMR vendors, a laundry list of meaningful use criteria, growing certification
requirements, and the resources required to implement an EMR, physicians have to
rely on someone they can trust with the right expertise and knowledge. AAPC Client
Services can help! We provide hands-on expertise and support to physicians through
all stages of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System.
Why Use AAPC Client Services
- Our team consists of both IT and Clinical Experts with over 45 years of experience.
- Unlike the Regional Extension Centers and many of the other consulting firms, we
have not partnered or aligned with any one particular EMR vendor(s). This allows
us to be completely objective and unbiased in helping you decide which EMR is best
for your practice.
- We maintain an extensive vendor database, resources and tools to help simplify the
selection and implementation process.
Let our staff of experienced healthcare and IT professionals help you with the following
EMR Readiness Assessment and Planning:
Our readiness assessment and planning is focused on helping your practice prepare
for EMR adoption. Since no two practices are alike, we use a highly consultative
approach working closely with you and your staff. During this phase, AAPC Client
Services will work with your practice to accomplish the following:
- Identify and organize your internal project team.
- Evaluate and document your current workflow.
- Evaluate process improvement opportunities, as well as, identify areas that will
be impacted by the implementation of an EMR. Using this information, we will help
you redesign new work flows specific to meeting the needs of your practice.
- Using the future state design of your practice, we will help you identify the necessary
requirements for an EMR system. In addition to your specific user requirements,
we will ensure the EMR selection criterion also incorporates the necessary certification
and meaningful use requirements to receive ARRA incentive money.
At the end of our assessment you will have an accurate understanding of the impacts
of an EMR on your practice, timing for when to implement an EMR, and detailed selection
criteria to help you in your review and selection process.
EMR Selection Consultation:
Selecting an EMR is one of the most important business decisions a practice will
make in the upcoming years. Making the wrong decision could cost thousands in wasted
time and efforts and ultimately require switching to a new vendor. We work with
physicians to make the right decision for them from the beginning. Because we are
vendor-neutral, we focus on the needs of your practice and finding the right fit
for you. During this phase we will:
- Perform a custom analysis using our comprehensive database containing over 500 vendors
to help your practice identify the most appropriate vendor(s) based on your selection
- Help you evaluate your customized list of vendors. Our evaluation goes far beyond
just the EMR systems. We also help you evaluate vendors pricing structures, contract
arrangements, customer service history, and technical support capabilities. Because
our staff consists of both clinicians and former EMR sales representatives, we are
able to help our clients see beyond the “sales pitch” and know the right questions
to ask. Our goal is to help you take comfort in knowing you’ve performed a thorough
evaluation of over 500 vendors and found the solution that best fits your practice’s
EMR Implementation and Customization Services:
- Once implementation begins, AAPC Client Services can help you manage the implementation
process. We offer flexibility, either providing support on an as-needed basis to
your internal project team or can also serve as a dedicated project manager. Either
way, our goal is to help provide a smooth transition to an EMR system and ensure
the vendor you selected is providing all the negotiated services.
- Most consulting groups move on once the software is in place; however, not us. We
understand the pains associated with customizing and tailoring the software to the
specific needs of your practice. Poorly designed templates are one of the main reasons
providers get frustrated or quit using their EMR. Our template customization group
will work with your clinic to create custom templates for your EMR tailored to your
Contact AAPC Client Services to schedule a no-obligation
consultation to assess your needs and determine how we can help your organization.