Millennials and Healthcare – Get Ready! millennials health care change makersAmidst all the hot topics swirling in the health care arena – “Meaningful Use/MIPS”. . . “FPAR” . . . “Opioid Crisis” – one topic off the radar from “bureaucratic speak” has caught our eye:  the impact the generational cohort known as “Millennials” is having on every level of the sector.  As such, Patagonia Health ... Read more...

The Coffers are Open: EHR Funding Op for NC Behavioral Health Agencies – Is Your State Next? EHR fundingA treasure chest has been found in the behavioral health landscape of North Carolina – Is your state next?   As healthcare agencies and healthcare authorities across the nation are recognizing the value of transitioning to an electronic healthcare record system, funding agencies are waving their pom-poms in encouragement and opening their coffers to continue the transitions.  ... Read more...

Avoiding Analysis Paralysis When Selecting an EHR too many choicesThink back to the grocery shopping experience of our childhood. The cereals were a “section” – not an entire aisle.  We chose between Cheerios. But can you guess how many kinds of ... Read more...

Having the Right Tool at the Right Time EHR Toolkit for Planning and ProcurementIn our last blog, we encouraged agencies who were beginning the process of implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system  to “Find Your Driver”:  to identify the one key person in your system who believes in the idea of what an EHR platform could do, believes in the people providing support behind the system – ... Read more...

Who’s Driving Your EHR Implementation? Ehr ImplementationEvery fast-moving vehicle needs a driver, including your Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. When transitioning from the archaic land of paper files to the cyber-driven world of secured, cloud-based data management, your agency needs a hero of a super-driver who not only believes in the platform, but also the people behind it, and the people ... Read more...

Not all EHR Vendors are Created Equal Criteria for comparing EHR vendorsNot all EHR vendors are created equal. In the land of equality, we also have freedom: freedom to do as little or as much as we please. Freedom to excel – and freedom to “get by”. When it comes to meeting the needs of your agency, does your electronic health records vendor excel or merely ... Read more...