Implementing EHRs is a critical step for health systems, no one doubts that. But to truly transform the way care is delivered, organizations have to do much more — especially around consumerism, says Brian Lancaster.
It’s not just what’s inside the EHR that counts, says CMIO Dirk Stanley. He believes “the processes and tools outside of it are just as important” when it comes to aligning expectations and increasing user satisfaction.
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.