EHRs approach document indexing differently. Changing EHRs is a type of disruption that can lead to a backlog of patient health records that negatively affect your providers’ ability to give quality patient care. You can avoid this problem with strategic planning. Ideally, you want to limit and control these disruptions so that changing EHRs can be as “simple” as flipping a switch. That way, your go-live date can happen without slowing down your health information management team or affecting provider access to patient health information.
Organizations who switch to Epic’s EHR Software are the most prone to experiencing a backlog due to some key differences in the way Epic handles document filing and indexing. DISC has experience in helping several organizations utilize AI powered automated document indexing to reduce indexing time while undergoing major restructuring. This white paper provides a helpful guide for how to switch to Epic EHR Software with minimal disruption.
In this guide, you will learn:
- Five key differences in how Epic EHR handles incoming patient documents versus other major EHR vendors
- How those differences will hamper your filing and indexing speed if they are not addressed before your go-live date
- Step-by-step solutions to prepare your HIM team for a seamless transition
- Tools and services to improve filing and indexing speed and accuracy
- Examples of large organizations who successfully made the switch to Epic EHR Software while improving their indexing workflows