A “critical” component of implementing a new EHR? Setting realistic expectations, says CIO Dan Nash, which means communicating clearly about what can go wrong, and having a solid mitigation plan in place.
No matter the size or complexity of an organization, the key to driving change is in establishing a culture that welcomes it, says Wes Wright, who talks about the work his team is doing to reduce variation across the system.
Securing a seat for nursing at the leadership table was a long process that took “time and patience,” says Susan Marino, CNIO at Hartford HealthCare, but it was well worth it.
When leveraged the right way, super users can not only help improve staff engagement during an implementation – they can also help reduce the use of consultants, says Susan Marino of Hartford HealthCare.
When a rollout is complete (or at least, nearing completion), the real work begins, says CNIO Susan Marino, whose team is focused on optimization the EHR so that it helps clinicians “transform their practice.”