The Physician Office System Program (POSP) assists
physicians and clinics at every phase of the transition to a new
electronic medical record (EMR) solution.
There are four phases—Choose, Prepare, Implement and Use. Within
each phase there are many activities. For a comprehensive
description of the activities involved, refer to Choosing Your EMR
with POSP: A Step by Step Guide.
As a clinic is choosing their EMR solution, POSP provides
advice, support and assistance to help the clinic make an informed
decision in a reasonable amount of time. Clinics work through three
- Program Orientation
- Clinic-Based Value Proposition
- Readiness Assessment
- EMR Outcomes Self-Assessment
- Business Process Requirements Review
- Custodian Assessment
- Demonstration Preparation
- Vendor Demonstrations
- Peer-Led Demonstrations
- Vendor Selection
- Preliminary Site Assessment
Once an EMR solution has been chosen, it is time to prepare for
and implement the solution.
- An Approved Project Plan is developed by the EMR vendor with
input from POSP and the clinic.
- The EMR solution is installed, network requirements are set up,
the EMR is integrated with provincial health systems, data is
migrated (if appropriate) and training is delivered.
- Any issues are identified and resolved.
Once the EMR solution is installed and in use, physicians
and clinics can evaluate their EMR goals and learn how the EMR
solution can be optimized to benefit patient care and clinic
- Peer to Peer Mentoring and the EMR Outcomes Self-Assessment can
help optimize EMR use.
- Advanced training is
- A benefits survey must be completed within a year of the EMR
solution go-live date and annually thereafter.
EMR Transition Journey
For more information or to arrange a service, contact your POSP
change management advisor or email