November 24, 2014
Over the past few years, there has been increased coverage of the decreasing satisfaction levels among clinicians and physicians when it comes to Electronic Health Records (EHRs). In September, the American Medical Association’s President-elect, Steven J Stack, M.D. stated “Physician experiences documented by the AMA and RAND demonstrate that most electronic health record systems fail to support efficient and effective clinical work.” Reports like this make it even more important for your hospital to take great care in how they choose and implement EHR systems.
Effectively managing any EHR implementation can be challenging, especially if you’re switching systems. The good news is that an effective EHR implementation improves clinical processes and provides the right clinical data at the right time. Experience has shown that an effective EHR implementation will enable better patient care and improve patient safety, in addition to ensuring billing accuracy and maximizing reimbursement potential.
The critical nature of an EHR implementation drove us to publish a guide that shares our time-tested procedures for managing an EHR project implementation. The guide discusses the fundamentals of an EHR and then goes on to walk the reader through establishing a project management framework and understanding the key elements of successful EHR projects.
If you’re in the midst of an EHR implementation or if your hospital is considering a change to a new EHR system, download this guide and share it with your team.