Implementation
Most of these resources apply to implementing EHRs but a requirements analysis and vendor selection can be part of any Health IT implementation.
  • Six step guide from HealthIT.gov on How to Implement EHRs
  • In depth Implementation Process and Implementation Tools from DOQ-IT
  • LPHI Clinic Needs Assessment: For a needs assessment, LPHI either uses this form or conducts a workflow analysis to determine a clinic’s needs.

  • LPHI RFP Template: This template is used for EHR vendor selection when there are many requirements of the clinic from various programs/projects:

  • PHI Vendor Evaluation: This worksheet is completed by the staff while reviewing vendor demos once the RFP process or initial vendor interviews are complete.

  • School-Based Health Alliance Webinar: EHR Implementation in SBHCs: Lessons Learned from Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI)
Archived Webinar

PowerPoint Handout (PDF)

Optimization
First and foremost, when it comes to optimizing a system, the current state needs to be understood. How do you know where to go if you don’t know where you are? To determine current state, conduct a workflow analysis or post EHR Implementation evaluation.
  • LPHI Workflow Assessment

  • Rate your clinic! What stage would you rate your clinic in the Ambulatory EMR Adoption Model? Select capabilities from higher stages to achieve a more optimized workflow.
    • LPHI’s EHR Optimization Survey: Send this survey to all staff using the EHR to determine areas of improvement