Step 3: Implementation
Finding the right EHR is a huge step, but don’t neglect the importance of planning how to implement it in your practice. One of the most frequent causes of frustration is the difficulty of setting up the EHR and getting it to work for you. A lack of planning and understanding of the process could lead to a failed attempt. Please use the resources below to get started on planning for your new EHR system.
EHR 120 -- Understanding Features and Functions -- To be successful with an EHR, you’ll need to look at how it functions and how you can use its features to streamline routine work so you can concentrate on practicing medicine. This tutorial will familiarize you with the basics of EHRs and what they can do. It will also show how these features can improve the workflow in your practice and help you enhance patient care.
Hardware 101 -- The Basics -- This tutorial provides an understanding of basic terms and functions related to electronic hardware. It includes the pros and cons of desktops, laptops and tablet PCs; and the basic functions of all components of a computer network.
Implementation Tutorials -- This series of tutorials takes you through a step-by-step process for implementing an EHR system. There are many things to consider and the process can be time consuming. But, ultimately, following these steps will help ensure a successful implementation.
It Can Be Done -- Seven Successful Implementations -- The physicians and staff in these family medicine offices, located throughout the United States, have successfully implemented EHRs. If you're feeling like you'll never get this done in your practice, read their stories. You just might find the inspiration you need!