Automating data migration with artificial intelligence saves time and facilitates clinical decision-making

Harmony Healthcare IT and DrFirst partner to improve EHR data migration by reducing manual entry and errors while mitigating clinician burnout and improving patient outcomes

SOUTH PLIAGE, Ind. and Rockville, Md., June 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Healthcare providers rely on accurate information in electronic health record (EHR) systems so medication data can trigger automatic safety alerts for potential allergies and interactions medications during prescribing and patient care transitions. However, this data can be compromised when migrating from one EHR to another due to variable terminology, disparities among form service providers, imperfect interoperability standards, and inconsistent use of national codes. medication. From now on, a strategic offer between Harmony Health Computinga data management company that moves and stores patient records, and health technology pioneer Dr. Premier uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to automate the process of migrating structured data from one EHR to another to inform clinical decision-making.

“Manual data entry is typically required after a clinical data migration, as each EHR has different schemas for storing structured information,” said James Hammer, PMP, Senior Vice President at Harmony Healthcare IT. “Our relationship with DrFirst will apply proven AI and ML to dramatically reduce manual intervention. The solution automates the cross-referencing of disparate structured fields and converts descriptive text into codified data at a high success rate. This will save our customers time. customers and will result in more satisfied clinicians who rely on the integrity of migrated data to deliver quality care.”

smart processor, part of DrFirst’s award-winning SmartSuite solutions, uses AI and ML to solve data fidelity and interoperability issues between various systems and formats, resulting in complete, clean and consumable clinical data for the receiving system and the end users. The patented AI engine normalizes drug names and prescription instructions (known as “sigs”) into consistent terms while processing “free text” to be pre-populated into separate EHR fields.

“Without a SmartProcessor in place, clinical staff often spend hours collecting information to manually enter into their EHR, which contributes to staff burnout and retention issues, and can introduce typing errors,” said said g. Cameron Demer, president of DrFirst. “These are two critical issues, as clinician burnout has risen sharply since the pandemic, and typing one decimal place error for a drug could cause considerable harm in some cases.”

Work with healthcare delivery organizations of all sizes, including many of the largest integrated delivery networks in the United States and Canada, Harmony Healthcare IT has worked with DrFirst to reduce the amount of manual cleanup and mapping work required in a data migration for its customers. Moreover, as the 21st Century Cures Act calls for greater interoperability and the healthcare industry continues to shift to a value-based model of care, the DrFirst solution “readies” data to move meaningfully from disparate sources to a target EHR for a more transparent information sharing and more informed decision-making. manufacturing.

To educate provider organizations about clinical data migration and the critical role SmartProcessor plays in the process, Harmony Healthcare IT and DrFirst will host a webinar titled “Creating a Better EHR Go-Live for Your Clinicians” on July 20, 2022at 1:00 p.m. ET. Registration for the event is available on the Harmony Healthcare IT webinar page.

About Harmony Healthcare IT

Harmony Healthcare IT is a data management company that moves and stores patient, employee and business records for healthcare organizations. To strengthen the delivery of care and improve lives, vital information is stored and managed in a way that remains accessible, usable, interoperable, secure and compliant. Since 2006, the company’s US-based team of experts has worked with more than 500 brands of unique clinical, financial and administrative software used in healthcare delivery organizations in the US and Canada. According Black Book Market Research for three years (2019-2021) as well as ranked No. 1 in the KLAS Best Software and Services Report 2020 like a Category leader in data archiving. For more information on Harmony Healthcare IT, visit:

About DrFirst

Since 2000, DrFirst has pioneered health technology solutions and consulting services that securely connect people at the touchpoints of care to improve patient outcomes. We create unconventional solutions that solve the care collaboration, medication management, price transparency and compliance challenges facing healthcare. We unite the Healthiverse, the universe of interconnected healthcare, providing our customers with real-time access to the information they need, exactly when and how they need it, so that patients receive the best care possible. DrFirst solutions are used by nearly 325,000 healthcare professionals, including more than 220,000 prescribers, 70,000 pharmacies, 290 HIS/EHRs and 1,500 hospitals in the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit and follow @DrFirst.

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Dr. Premier
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