- Getting Started
- Start by forming an EHR project team
- Write a mission statement
- The EHR project can speed up patient flow and add capacity
- The EHR can also reduce overtime by spending less time filling out paper form and charts.
- Examine how implementing the EHR will change your business. For instance the EHR may speed things up but change how you run your business
- Make a list of requirements that you need in an EHR
- Ask people you know what kind of EHR that they use and what their experiences have been with them
- Look on the institute of Medicine and their list for a "key capabilities" for an EHR
- Negotiate a contract that meets your needs for your EHR
- Ask for references from the vendor
- View the product at a company that uses the vendor already
- Plan how to transfer existing paper based information and how the new documents transfer into the new EHR system.
- Train one "super-user" for every 25 people that will be using the EHR system in your company.
For the full article, please click the following link: Getting Started with an EHR
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