EHR optimization is not just about getting the most out of the technology solution your practice has invested in. Instead, notes Trenor Williams, MD, CEO and co-founder of health IT firm Clinovations, it is about how you utilize your EHR as just one tool to improve the care of individuals and populations.
Prior to founding Washington, D.C.-based Clinovations, Williams was a practicing family physician and the medical director of family practice at Mammoth Hospital in Mammoth Lakes, Cal.
In this podcast, recorded at the HIMSS13 Conference in New Orleans, Williams discusses how practices — ranging from the solo, private physicians to practices as part of a larger hospital system — can achieve optimization and why it is so important. He also notes the role that vendors should play in this system as important partners in today's health IT atmosphere.
"At the end of the day," notes Williams, "all of us as physicians, as providers, as practices,
we want to take better care of our patients. …I believe access to data, access to information, will allow us to do that more efficiently and more effectively."