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Defran says new QuickStart system reduces EHR implementation time by 90%

August 8, 2011
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New York — Defran Systems, Inc., a developer of web-based, enterprise-wide case, clinical and financial management software for human services organizations has announced the release of their new rapid EHR implementation solution Defran QuickStart.

Reducing the amount of time human services agencies spend on implementation from as much as 24-months to as little as 12 weeks, Defran QuickStart puts agencies on a faster and affordable path towards achieving Meaningful Use. Benefits from demonstrating Meaningful Use include eligibility for ARRA funds that can earn agencies as much as $60,000 per qualified employee.

“For 25 years Defran has been at the forefront of developing EHR technology and creating solutions that enable human services organizations to better serve their communities,” said Fran Loshin-Turso, president and CEO, Defran Systems, Inc. “Defran QuickStart puts EHR technology in reach for non-profit organizations that are unable to support the significant time and cost investments required by lengthy EHR implementation processes. With a significant reduction in the amount of time and resources needed for implementation there is less of a drain on labor and IT costs, making this critical solution more affordable and attainable for the agencies that stand to realize the greatest benefit from having an EHR.”

Traditional EHR implementation processes can take up to 24-months to complete and often involve a large number of internal resources to manage. On average, human services organizations spend $565,000 on implementation costs alone. A portion of that expense can be attributed to more than 3,000 hours in salary costs of the project steering committee and the implementation team.

Defran QuickStart reduces that number by more than 30 percent by completing the process quicker, with far fewer human resource hours.

“We chose Defran because the technology fit our needs perfectly and affordably,” said Karl Wiggins, vice president of youth and family services, Gustavus Adolphus Family Services. “For us it was important to have an affordable EHR solution that could be up and running quickly with very little impact on our IT resources.”

For a majority of agencies, traditional EHR implementation isn’t necessary. Defran QuickStart provides all of the functionality of a full EHR, configured to meet the current needs and demands of 95 percent of human services agencies. Defran QuickStart fulfills the requirements that human services agencies need to demonstrate Meaningful Use and become eligible for ARRA funding distribution. Defran QuickStart also includes built-in flexibility that enables organizations to reconfigure their options at a later date, should their needs change.

“Defran’s quarter century of industry knowledge and expertise translates into solutions that are not based on trial and error but on actual best practices,” said Hughes Johnson, director of performance improvement, Youth Villages. “When we made the decision to purchase EHR software we chose Defran because they were able to deliver a solution that not only met our needs, but was fast, affordable and simple to deploy.”

A complete whitepaper, further detailing the benefits of rapid implementation is available for free at the Defran Systems website: