Two key factors to consider when selecting an EHR implementation partner? What healthcare organizations are capable of on their own, and the complexity of the project, according to Jennifer Despain of KLAS.
Whether it was increasing optimization after a major implementation, driving toward digital health, or uncovering inefficiencies, healthcare IT leaders had some big goals – and big successes – in 2019.
One of the biggest obstacles preventing physicians and nurses from fully leveraging the EHR comes down to a very simple premise: “the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing,” says guest blogger Milisa Rizer, MD, Chief Clinical Information Officer at OSU Health System.
For organizations that are migrating to a single platform, implementation isn’t the ultimate goal; in fact, it’s more of a baseline, says Kate Pierce, who talks about the major changes happening at North Country Hospital.
Sometimes the best way to ensure that an EHR system is being utilized effectively – and bringing value to the organization – is to bring in the SWAT teams, says CIO Patrick Anderson.