Belleville, Mich., July 13, 2010 – ATMP Consulting Group, a strategic IT specialist providing guidance for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) decisions, announced today an agreement to provide Port Huron Hospital’s affiliate physicians with EMR selection and implementation training. The project supports the hospital’s ongoing commitment to strengthen the relationships with affiliate physicians, who need to meet healthcare record compliance requirements by government regulatory agencies.
The upcoming EMR training is an investment into excellent patient care and aligned relationships with affiliate physicians. The award-winning Port Huron Hospital aims to have every patient’s paper medical history — regardless of location, doctor, or insurance company – converted and stored electronically to meet the national EMR standard.
“Port Huron Hospital understands the need to support the physician community, as well as the patients. There is no one single EMR solution that can help every physician so they are providing education around a successful selection and implementation that best meets the needs of a physician practice. Robust systems help organizations facilitate the highest level of healthcare,” said Joe Dylewski, president, ATMP Consulting Group.
For the hospital staff training, ATMP is teaming with Reliatech Consulting LLC, which provides instruction to break down the complexities of healthcare information technology. The seminar, called HIT Breakthrough, will launch in September 2010.
Physicians attending all three sessions of the seminar will earn up to five CME credits as they learn the potential of healthcare information technologies. Three sessions are designed to help practitioners and their management staff better understand the potentials of such healthcare information technologies (HIT) as electronic medical records (EMRs), physician health records (PHRs), computer order entry (COE) and other HIT products now in the market.
Electronic Medical Records eliminate redundancy and make it easier for other healthcare entities and insurance companies to send and receive patient information saving everyone money. EMR also provides for patient record portability.
Most importantly, electronic medical records quickly provide comprehensive patient data, which enables private and group practice physicians to meet rigorous compliance mandates, such as HIPAA.
“Physicians also need a sufficient understanding of technology so that they can lead their practices confidently, knowing how to keep the effort on track and achieve their clinical and financial goals,” said Dylewski.
Attendees will learn how to define their needs and to identify a vendor that can meet their needs, including implementation pitfalls and approaches that assure success. It is also designed to clarify the federal EHR incentive Meaningful Usecriteria, explaining it in the everyday language of practice administration.
About ATMP Consulting Group
ATMP Consulting Group, a Michigan based company, has a proven business model to ensure physicians and medical clinics are compliant in electronic medical record (EMR) management. ATMP President Joe Dylewski has been involved in Information Technology Leadership for more than 25 years. He has advised executives of small and large companies on developing and implementing Information Technology strategies. Mr. Dylewski is the former Director of Compuware’s Health Care Professional Services business vertical and also serves as an Assistant Professor at Madonna University. He has written articles for industry publications and has accepted multiple speaking engagements. For more information, visit ATMP Consulting Group’s web site, www.atmpgroup.com.
About Port Huron Hospital
Port Huron Hospital is a 186-bed, not-for-profit, medium sized community hospital that provides a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services to residents in St. Clair and Sanilac Counties. Named one of the top 100 hospitals in the country for 2006, it has also received multiple Governor’s Awards for Excellence and is a past Michigan Quality Leadership Award recipient. Among hospital services are specialized centers including the Women’s Wellness Place, Port Huron Hospital Physical Therapy, Port Huron Hospital Lap Band Center of Michigan, Port Huron Hospital Wound Healing, Port Huron Hospital Pain Services, Port Huron Hospital Center for Sleep Medicine and Port Huron Hospital Outpatient Counseling.
Port Huron Hospital is part of a larger system, Blue Water Health Services, which also includes Port Huron Hospital Industrial Health; Port Huron Hospital Medical Equipment; Port Huron Hospital Pharmacy Place; Marwood Nursing & Rehab; Port Huron Hospital Foundation and community health centers in Capac, Lexington, Marysville and Yale.