Keys to EMR Success: Selecting and Implementing an Electronic Medical Record (Amazon Affiliate Link), written by Ronald Sterling, CPA, MBA, has won the (HIMSS) Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2008 Book of the Year Award.
Nancy Collins, President of Greenbranch Publishing says, “We are honored that Ron Sterling’s book has been chosen as Book of the Year. This prestigious Award honors a book that, in the opinion of the joint HIMSS Board of Directors, offers outstanding practical guidance and strategic insight for healthcare information.”
In Keys to EMR Success, Sterling translates his experience into a step-by-step process any medical practice can follow with ease, from first considering an EMR, all the way through post-implementation training and updates. As a nationally recognized expert on practice-based computer systems, Ron Sterling has helped many medical practices evaluate whether an EMR investment makes sense. From there, he helps them define requirements, choose the right system, get physician and staff buy-in, and take the system “live” as smoothly as possible.
“There is no question,” says Sterling “that the selection and implementation of an EMR is a ‘bet-the-practice’ proposition. If you fail, you end up with more costs and greater frustration. On the other hand, few practices will be able to avoid implementing EMRs as these tools become necessary to meet patient expectations, payer quality requirements and pay-for-performance demands.”