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Is an Automated EHR Data Conversion Right for You?

Is an Automated EHR Data Conversion Right for You?

EHR data conversion is the process of taking data from a legacy electronic health record system and transferring it to a new system.EHR data conversion can either be performed manually or through an automated process. Manual data conversion carries a significant risk of data manipulation. As a result, many healthcare organizations choose automated EHR data conversion when working with large sets of data. Read More

What About Your Legacy Data?

What About Your Legacy Data?

Over the last ten years, provider adoption of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) has grown significantly. Healthcare providers are expected to document encounters with patients to ensure a record of crucial information. However, just a decade ago around 90% of physicians still updated their patient records by hand. By the end of 2014, the tide had changed, and 83% of physicians reported they had adopted EHR systems. The combination of government incentives, advances in technology and improved outcomes and operations has fueled this growth.

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Are Providers Satisfied With Their EHR?

Physicians are expected to document encounters with patients. This ensures there is a record of crucial information for decision-making and dispute. A decade ago, around 90% of physicians updated their patient records by hand. By the end of 2014, 83% of physicians had adopted EHR systems. The combination of government incentives, advances in technology, and improved outcomes and operations fueled this growth.
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Are Providers Satisfied With Their EHR?
5 Reasons Data is a Priority During a Merger or Acquisition

5 Reasons Data is a Priority During a Merger or Acquisition

The last two decades have seen significant consolidation among health systems, hospitals, and private medical practices. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) encouraged mergers and acquisitions in order to decrease healthcare spending by eliminating duplication, standardizing treatment protocols, and incentivizing better utilization. As a result, there has been a surge of Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activity in healthcare since the ACA became law.

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Keystone Technologies Hires Leading Data Conversion Specialist

Chip Caraway Brings Expertise to Health IT Company’s Initiative to Expand Its Services

ST. LOUIS, MO–(February 22, 2016) –  Keystone Technologies, a leading force in health IT and senior care technology solutions, announced it has hired data conversion specialist Chip Caraway as a Data Architect. The move is part of a larger initiative by Keystone Technologies to expand its data conversion services.

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Your Health Information is YOURS

Earlier this month, the Office of Civil Rights released a toolkit to help individuals understand HIPAA and their rights to their own health data. The HIPAA privacy rule has alway granted patients the right to access and receive a copy of their health information from their doctors, hospitals and health insurance plans. This right is what allows patients to take ownership of their own health. Doing so allows individuals to monitor conditions, comply with treatment plans, fix errors in their records, track wellness, and directly contribute their information to research. At Keystone IT, we believe so strongly that this right is imperative to health and wellbeing that we established the following vision for our company: “Keystone IT seeks to enable and empower every person to control and improve his or her own health.”

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A Year in Review: Top Articles of 2015

2015 was one of the greatest years Keystone IT has had yet! From moving into our new headquarters, winning 3rd fastest growing company in St. Louis, and #1 Best IT Firm in St. Louis we could not be more thankful for the business relationships we have and continue to foster. As we look back on this record breaking year, we wanted to highlight our top posts written by our Keystone IT industry experts. Take a look at our top 10 best posts of 2015.

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A Year in Review: Top Articles of 2015
4 Questions to Ask Your EHR Data Conversion Vendor

4 Questions to Ask Your EHR Data Conversion Vendor

Health systems and medical practices often spend months researching, qualifying, selecting, and implementing an EHR/EMR software. Each system and practice has specific requirements. However, even after the work of selecting the best EHR software for your team, you still face the challenge of how to import legacy data into your new EHR. To accomplish this, data from the old system must be extracted, transformed to fit the new system requirements and loaded into the new system, under a process commonly referred to as Extract, Transform, Load (ETL).

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What Are EHR Data Architects?

At Keystone Technologies we have developed a failsafe approach to extract data out of a system, transform it, and load it into a new system without ever touching a single patient record.

With have more than 50 cumulative years of data conversion experience to support our clients, we have had tremendous practice in numerous different systems. However, we must remember that “it is the expertise in the Data Conversion PROCESS, not experience in a specific SYSTEM that leads to a successful Data Conversion.” Read More