Implementing an electronic medical records (EMR) system is a challenge for any healthcare organization, but Dell is easing the transition with the Dell Clinical Service Desk – a 24/7/365 single point of contact staffed by clinical experts with direct experience designing, implementing, supporting and using industry-leading EMR systems. The Mount Sinai Hospital, which has been working with Epic and Dell to phase in a comprehensive EMR system within the hospital as well as an electronic practice management (EPM) system for affiliated physicians, has been using Dell’s Clinical Service Desk to support the implementation. While Dell offers Technical Service Desk solutions for all of its healthcare customers, the Clinical Service Desk is relatively new. The approach leverages Dell’s technical and clinical expertise to fill a gap where traditional support services leave off. Organizations are making significant investments to implement EMR solutions to meet regulatory requirements and because of the potential benefits for patients and caregivers. And clinician adoption of EMR technology is critical to realizing the full return on investment. A robust and professionally staffed Clinical Service Desk can improve physician and clinician satisfaction, enhance efficiency and facilitate EMR adoption by providing knowledgeable peers to whom clinicians can turn when clinical support or technical advice is needed. Last year, Dell was the first company to be named by Epic as a “Community Connect Certified” consulting services firm for EMR/EPM services. The certification was based on a variety of factors, including feedback from customers and Dell’s healthcare industry capabilities. From turnkey EMR solutions to specific customized services, Dell provides hospitals and physician practices a variety of options to address their individualized needs. By offering industry-leading practice management and EMR software, infrastructure solutions (including secure cloud offerings), and a complete service portfolio including program planning, clinical workflow optimization and clinical support, Dell facilitates successful EMR implementations. As of December 2010, 71 percent of the Stage 7 HIMSS EMR Adoption Model hospitals were Dell customers.