Before providers think about replacing or rebuilding their EHR, perhaps they should determine whether the current system is being used to its optimum capacity, says Mike Davis.
EHR optimization can feel like a sprint — or even an obstacle course — but by utilizing agile methodology and engaging stakeholders, organizations can reach the finish line, says Brian Redig.
If we want to get an accurate read on how EHRs impact physician satisfaction and efficiency, we need to take several factors into account, including whether the tools have been personalized, says Mike Davis.
Although they rarely get the credit they deserve, physician informaticists play a critical role as the nexus between IT and clinicians – especially in an environment where change is a constant, says CMIO CT Lin.
If we want to make EHRs more user-friendly, it’s not enough for clinicians simply to be engaged in the process, says Dr. Lee Milligan. They must be the ones leading the way, from design to training.