Implementing a major EHR is an adventure — one that requires a great deal of planning, training, and leadership, says Chani Cordero, who is documenting Brooke Army Medical Center’s Cerner rollout in a blog series.
The decision MaineHealth made several years ago to become a system – and create a central decision-making body – made a significant difference during Covid, says CIO Dan Nigrin. “It allowed us to be more nimble and deploy solutions more efficiently.”
In this podcast interview, CIO Darrell Bodnar talks about the biggest threats facing rural health organizations, how migrating to a single platform helped his team manage the challenges of Covid, and how North Country Healthcare was formed.
One of the most complex aspects of implementing an EHR? Finding the balance between following the recipe that has proven successful, while also “making it your own,” says Laishy Williams-Carlson, CIO at Roper St. Francis, in this podcast.
The best way to gain buy-in with an EHR migration? Communicate constantly and demonstrate, “through incremental results over time,” how it is helping to increase efficiency and lower costs while providing a better experience, says CIO Tanya Townsend.