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  • April Gibson
  • MHA, CMPE President, Washington State MGMA
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The Wild Wild West of Orthopedic EHRs
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Cutting 'Em Off at the Pass

As a Texan I was raised watching "Spaghetti Westerns" on Saturday afternoons with my father. Often during the climactic chase scene the good guys (note the white hats) would be on horseback in pursuit of the bad guys (note the black hats) who were getting away. On cue, the leading man would shout, "We'll cut 'em off at the pass!" In short order the good guys would take a short cut (unknown to the bad guys), get in position (at the pass, no less), and thwart the bad guys, saving the day.

Perhaps you're wondering what this has to do with orthopedics? In a business version of life imitating art this formulaic plot sequence can be used as an excellent tool for averting major conflicts and knee-jerk reactions from clinical staff members – especially when implementing an EHR. We will first outline the actors, crimes, and getaway route before teaching you how to cut 'em off at the pass, allowing you to avoid catastrophe and save the day.

Recognizing the Actors
Unlike our western, the individuals in our conflict do not give us the benefit of wearing white and black cowboy hats. On any given day any one of us is prone to be a hero or a villain, but the usefulness of this tool depends on (1) you recognizing that YOU are ALWAYS wearing the white hat (yep, you're the good guy), and (2) you recognizing that those wearing the black hats are NOT actually bad guys – they are simply actors playing out a predictable role in a scene.

Since this article is focused on the use of this tool with respect to implementing an EHR, you can assume that your black-hatted actors will be concentrated in the clinical department. While the perpetrators may be limited to physicians, other major stakeholders and key clinical staff members (especially those with influence over your physicians) can don a black hat as well. Keep a sharp eye. Stay alert.


 Phoenix Ortho Receives ONC-ACB Certification by Drummond Group

11/14/2013 – Phoenix Ortho version 4.0 has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2014 EHR Modular SM

We are proud to be the first Stage 2 certified EHR focused exclusively on the needs orthopaedic physicians. We are pleased that Stage 2 has recognized the unique needs of specialists with modular certification, which allows Phoenix Ortho to maintain its focus on the needs of our orthopaedic customers. With this certification, orthopaedic physicians have a highly functional alternative to generic complete certified solutions” said Paul McCune, Chief Executive Officer.

Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

Phoenix Ortho offers the nation’s only "Complete Ortho-Exclusive EHR." Our narrow focus delivers speed and ease-of-use that defocused, multi-specialty vendors cannot achieve. By truly integrating imaging into the patient chart, eliminating transcription expense and Improving workflow, Phoenix Ortho understands the needs of orthopaedic physicians.

This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.