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Is clinical system implementation part of the strategic plan for your organization?

As the role of health IT in the delivery of health care increases, a number of health centers are beginning to include information technology as part of their overall strategic plans. Planning the phases of implementation and the layering of various clinical systems are key components to success. For example, most organizations have already implemented practice management systems and are now looking to add clinical applications like EHRs.

Resources:

  • Healthcare Technology Resource Guide (PDF - 387 KB) go to exit disclaimer - Developed by the Community Clinics Initiative (2007).  Comprehensive Health Technology Resource Guide offers a written guide with helpful tools for building technology management capacity, managing technology projects, contracting and risk management and implementing application software.
  • For the Record: EHR Adoption in the Safety Net (PDF - 724KB) go to exit disclaimer - Report prepared by Manatt Health Solutions and the Community Clinics Health Network for the California Health Care Foundation (2009). Report provides findings from three case studies of California community clinics' EHR implementations and includes analysis of product selection, financing, network support, workflow redesign and clinician engagement, implementation approaches, staffing and technological considerations, and quality improvement.

Tools

Developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration as a resource for health centers and other safety net and ambulatory care providers who are seeking to implement health IT.
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