The number, variety and complexity of Electronic Health Record systems in today’s market has made the search for a system quite complex and often intimidating for many organizations. Too often organization leaders will look at a few sales demonstrations and then make a selection. Unfortunately, that approach can result in a poor selection that does not meet the needs of providers and staff. Instead, a careful process for defining the specific needs, priorities, technical abilities and budgets, and evaluating those vendors best aligned with these requirements and constraints, will allow your organization to move knowledgeably and confidently toward the selection of an EHR system that will work best in your unique environment.
Below is a typical roadmap for planning for, selecting and implementing an EHR system.
The tip sheets found below are guidelines to assist your organization with planning for, selecting and implementing an EHR system.
Planning for Electronic Health Records
Assembling the Right EHR Project Teams – Tips for Success
Understanding the EHR Costs and Return on Investment – Tips for Success
Documenting Practice Workflows and Envisioning the Future – Tips for Success
Defining EHR System Requirements – Tips for Success
Selecting an Electronic Health Record Product/Vendor
Evaluating and Selecting an EHR System
Effective Demonstrations for Electronic Health Record Systems
Vendor Reference Checks and Site Visits
Procuring an Electronic Health Record System: Guidelines for Success
Implementing an Electronic Health Record – Tips for Success
Tips for Success #1: Project Management
Tips for Success #2: Implementation Planning
Tips for Success #3: Incremental Adoption of Electronic Health Records
Tips for Success #4: Medical Chart Conversion
Tips for Success #5: EHR System Implementation Testing
Tips for Success #6: Contingency Planning
Tips for Success #7: Staff Training
Tips for Success #8: Communicating with Parents About your EHR System
Tips for Success #9: Go Live Planning