EMR Consulting

Purchasing an EMR system may be one of the most important business decisions your office may make this year.  EMR software is the one application that will potentially change every workflow process in your practice.  The selection of an EMR vendor should be made through a methodical process of analyzing practice workflows and then verifying that the EMR vendor meets all requirements of these workflows.  Hughes Data Systems specializes in the following EMR consulting needs.
·         Workflow Analysis
·         Needs Analysis Documentation
·         Specialization Analysis
·         Connecting with other health entities (HL7 Interfaces)
o    Lab
o    Radiology
o    Hospital
o    Other Physicians
·         Device Connectivity Interfaces
·         Vendor Evaluation Questions
·         Reference Questioning
·         Reference Site Visit
·         EMR Demonstration Documentation
·         EMR Contract Evaluation


Practice Management Software Consulting

Sometimes one of the biggest questions when purchasing an EMR is whether or not to keep the existing practice management system and use an HL7 interface or purchase an EMR system with a built in practice management system.  Hughes Data Systems can assist you in determine the optimum decision for your practice.  Through careful profiling of your existing PMS, HDS documents specific requirements found in existing PMS and compares the new PMS with the same requirements.


Project Implementation

Upon purchasing a new EMR system, the training / go-live is only the beginning of implementing an EMR system.  When the vendor has completed the hardware/software install and finished training all staff, one might assume the rest is easy.  This is the time where all the work actually begins.  Virtually all EMR vendors will profess to load your system with the specialty templates you will need to see your patients.  Most of the time, there is a significant amount of work still left to be completed when it comes to template building and customizing EMR templates.  HDS can assist you and your team getting through this difficult time of system implementation.

Wireless Site Analysis

In many EMR implementations, an office may choose to utilize tablets and wireless access points to access the EMR server.  Although, it may seem pretty easy to setup wireless access points in your office, without a site analysis to determine who is using the same “air space” as your access points,  problems can occur when conflicting with your neighbors access points and ultimately affect the performance of your EMR system.  HDS utilizes specialized tools and equipment to determine what other devices in your area are using wireless frequencies.  HDS will also map out the optimum locations for each wireless access point in your practice.  This will ensure optimum performance of your EMR system.


Remote Site Connectivity

One of the key features of implementing a new EMR is the ability to have access to a patient’s chart no matter which office you may practice in.  If you practice has multiple locations, your patients are probably only seen where there chart is stored.  By implementing an EMR system and connecting each of the remote offices, all charts can be access from any site.  HDS can recommend and install all types of connectivity including, wireless, T1,  VPN connections, or encrypted Remote Desktop Connections.


System Administration Support

Hughes Data Systems has been implementing enterprise networks for over 19 years.  Industry certifications have been achieved from Microsoft, Novell and Cisco that help make HDS a leader in the industry.  HDS has the experience to install, maintain, and secure any device on your network.  Hughes Data System is also experienced in database maintenance and the proper backup procedures for backing any application that resides in your environment.


SCO Unix System Support

Hughes Data Systems has been supporting SCO Unix for approximately 16 years.  If you are currently running a Medical Manager system with the Wise terminals and would like to eliminate the terminals for PC’s,  HDS can help you by configuring your server to connect to a Local Area Network which your workstations can then connect to.