Going From Paper to Electronic: A Road Map

OHSU graduate Student Diane Peterson has successfully completed a Biomedical Informatics internship with OEMR with Sam Bowen, MD as her preceptor and Tony McCormick as advisor. Diane Peterson worked with a small one physician office in Portland, Oregon and has successfully converted them from a paper office to using OpenEMR as their EHR. While doing this Diane Peterson carefully documented the process creating a written road map so that others might follow her path. The road map is on the wiki and is excerpted here:

“While there are a number of consulting companies that will guide an installation and implementation of OpenEMR for ambulatory care clinics, it is possible to plan and execute the process of converting a paper office to a working instance of OpenEMR. This roadmap is a step by step approach, written from the perspective of an actual implementation of OpenEMR in a small, one practitioner internal medicine clinic. The clinic used as a model decided to maintain all records in house as well as the responsibility to ensure compliance with security requirements. Every clinic is different, therefore this manual is written from a general viewpoint which is scalable to a larger organization.

This documentation was prepared as a student internship project as part of the requirements for a Masters of Biomedical Informatics degree.”

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Going From Paper to Electronic, by Diane Peterson

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