SOURCE: Vangent

Vangent

February 07, 2011 11:44 ET

Vangent White Paper Addresses Importance of Clinician Engagement for Electronic Health Record Adoption

Without the Right Clinical Perspective, the EHR Implementation Process Can Be Fraught With Problems and Impact Ability to Qualify for Meaningful Use Incentives

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - February 7, 2011) - Vangent, Inc., a leading global provider of information management and strategic business process services, recently published a new white paper to help health care administrators and Chief Information Officers (CIOs) increase clinician adoption of new electronic health record (EHR) technologies and avoid common pitfalls that lead to poor return on investment. "Why Clinician Engagement is Critical to Effective Electronic Health Record Implementation" presents a logical, seven-step approach as a comprehensive roadmap to successful EHR implementation that engages clinical staff and helps healthcare organizations move forward and qualify for meaningful use incentives.

Health technologies and EHRs must be designed and aligned with clinicians' workflow and viewpoints to be wholly effective and move an organization forward. To truly achieve "meaningful use" with these information systems, organizations must understand how their clinicians work and how they provide patient care in order to improve care and lower healthcare costs. Clinicians who are engaged in the process will expedite user adoption and ensure a smooth transition.

"Successful EHR implementation requires education and understanding between administrative staff and clinicians. Vangent's new white paper offers valuable insight into how healthcare organizations can maximize how they qualify for meaningful use incentives by deploying creative strategies to engage clinicians and encourage adoption," said Craig Miller, Vice President of Health Strategy and Innovation, a consulting practice dedicated to helping organizations to transform their clinical and public health practices by meeting the challenges associated with health information exchange and the meaningful use of electronic health records.

The author of the white paper, Geeta Nayyar, M.D., M.B.A. and Vangent's Principal Medical Officer, is a practicing physician who has experienced the transition to electronic health records first hand. Dr. Nayyar works with government agencies, states, hospitals and other health organizations to tackle some of the most challenging patient and healthcare delivery issues today.

Visit http://www.vangent.com/WP-EHR.php to download a copy of "Why Clinician Engagement is Critical to Effective Electronic Health Record Implementation."

About Vangent, Inc.
Vangent is a global provider of consulting, systems integration, human capital management and business process services to the U.S. federal and international governments, higher education institutions and corporations. Vangent's 7,000 employees support clients including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the U.S. Departments of Defense, Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor; and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the company has offices throughout the U.S. and in the U.K. and Canada. For more information, visit www.vangent.com

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