Tips to a successful EHR implementation

successful ophthalmology EHR implementation

Implementation of Electronic Health Record or EHR – How and When

The electronic health record or EHR is redefining the overall healthcare system by improving the quality of care for patients in addition to achieving clinical productivity. However, the implementation of an electronic health record system requires massive investment for a healthcare organization both financially and for staff and clinicians.

Successful implementation of EHR is an ongoing journey and it depends upon careful and tailored execution of EHR system. Here are a few tips that for successful implementation of electronic health records in healthcare sector.

  • Support from the physician

    It is very important that the physician or doctor as a healthcare provider acts as a powerful leader and offers support to those included in the EHR implementation process. If the healthcare provider fails to understand the technology then implementation of EHR will become a difficult task for the rest of the team working in a clinic or hospital.

  • Compatibility of the EHR

    The compatibility of the EHR with your existing healthcare system is very important. In spite of the technological advances in healthcare technology, many healthcare providers continue to battle with interoperability challenges. With thousands of EHR vendors in the marketplace, EHR integration and interoperability now plays a crucial role in the success of data driven care.

  • Estimate cost and benefits

    As a healthcare provider, you should select EHR based on the needs of your practice. It is necessary to estimate the cost of implementing EHR system that includes software, the hosting servers, the security measures, maintenance, support and upgrade of the system. Implementing an EHR does come with a financial cost and as such, you should determine a budget that works best for your healthcare system. After determining the budget, you can review how the chosen EHR platform benefits will apply to your practice.

  • Good EHR should include training resources

    Successful EHR implementation also means providing necessary training and significant amount of time to learn about the EHR system by the vendors. It is also important for the concerned clinic or healthcare provider to regularly review procedures and generate reports to observe how the staff is running on the new EHR technology platform. EHNOTE as a redefined healthcare system helps in the preparation, implementation and supervision of end wise customer engagement resolutions.

  • Making the best security arrangements

    When implementing an EHR for patients, re-visitation and revaluation of the HIPPA regulations is important. Going online with patient record is quite dangerous if a firm is unable to provide the necessary security to safeguard patient records. Therefore, choose only that EHR vendor who is HIPPA compliant. EHNOTE follows the industry best practices for security and ensures that your information is safe in HIPPA - compliant data centres.