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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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HCIMS - Clinical Information System RFI/RFP Template

ADT (admission, discharge, and transfer), Global Requirements, Patient Information, Orders, Plan of Care, Work Plan, Kardex and Summary, Flow Sheets and Vitals, MAR and Medications, Critical Care, L&D Fetal Monitoring, Clinical Record, Reference and Reports, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), Interfaces, Ease of Use, Technical and Support, and Product Technology  

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reference check question  which can inform the reference-check stage of your software selection process. Marc was kind enough to allow me to quote him for this blog post, and amplified his concerns in a subsequent e-mail: “For a title ‘CRM Functionality’ I expected a thorough discussion of the what to look for in the various pillars of a CRM system. This paper barely went to a second page and just simply listed a one sentence or two central sales pitch of specific vendors and not of a CRM system in general. A more apt title Read More

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