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How to Ease the Burden of Software Upgrades With EMUE

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As the end user or script writer for Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, you know how upgrades impact your work. You benefit from software upgrades, but not before fixing scripts broken by the upgrade.

Whether you have dozens or hundreds of scripts, what seems like a dreamy upgrade can quickly become a nightmare.

In response to this problem, Databound Healthcare Solutions developed EMUE SmartNames.

How EMUE Works With Soarian

EMUE automates record updating and improves system-to-system communication (i.e. EHR interoperability) for some of the most popular electronic health record systems, including Cerner’s Soarian®, Millennium®, Invision® and MS4®; and Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS)® products.

Used with Soarian, EMUE can click on links, enter text, and navigate menus to make selections and gather information. It essentially acts as a user.

EMUE SmartNames: How Databound Eases the Burden of Software Upgrades

Databound exists to save hospitals time by making revenue cycle efficient, simple, and smart. Given this, it didn’t make sense for every user to rewrite his or her own scripts. Enter EMUE SmartNames.

To prevent every user from needing to update his or her own scripts, Databound developed SmartNames. Even if the HTML changes, the SmartNames do not.

EMUE maintains a library of elements that are referenced by an identifier called a SmartName. Each SmartName consists of two parts:

  1. Reference to the page
  2. Reference to the specific element on the page

After an element is cataloged with a SmartName, it can be used in the script by name.

In short, Databound does the work for you.

Instead of manually fixing broken scripts after an upgrade, you can visit Databound’s website and download a file that automatically fixes scripts across your site. This minimizes time spent updating elements.

Example HTML Solution

Take a standard button element.

Before a system upgrade, the HTML looks like this:

  • Browser=Soarian:sframeInner->wellFrame->tabWell*:CheckBox,id=ctlMaintainEncounterDetailsComposite_NoInsurance,INDEX=1

After an upgrade, the script may break and look like this:

  • Browser=Soarian:sframeInner->wellFrame->tabWell*:CheckBox,name=_M_MaintainEncounterDetailsComposite_NoInsurance,INDEX=1

With the SmartName file, the HTML can be automatically fixed across your site:

  • SmartName
    ReviseEncounter_EncounterDetails_FinancialResponsibility_Tab.PatientHasNoInsurance_CheckBox

SmartNames allows Databound to fix it on our end so you don’t have to re-identify the elements.

Custom SmartName File Creation

If your team uses an element frequently, the Databound team can create a SmartName file for use in your Soarian script. As more SmartNames are added, you will receive an updated copy of the file.

Simplifying Software Upgrades with EMUE SmartNames

If you are affected by software upgrades, Databound can manage the behind-the-scenes work—using automation to reduce the impact on your overburdened hospital team.

By cutting down time spent managing scripts, you can enhance the reliability of EMUE, save time, and eliminate headaches. How will you reallocate the time you save with SmartNames?

Databound Healthcare Solutions automates and streamlines hospital revenue management tasks and business processes to give our customers more efficient operations and increased revenue. Visit our website to learn more.

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About the Author
Mike Burhans, MBA, CRCR - Relationship Manager Mike Burhans, MBA, CRCR - Relationship Manager

I’m the Relationship Manager with Databound Healthcare Solutions. In my role, I help people identify the technologies they can use to solve complex business issues or rise to new challenges and help them get the most from those solutions. I understand that working in the healthcare revenue cycle is challenging and the cost of failure is high. As such, I enjoy providing tools and guidance that makes success easier to achieve. Over the past three years, I’ve helped a handful of facilities implement insurance discovery and watched their reimbursement revenue grow by over $25,000,000 as a result.