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EHR Roulette: Gambling On Medicine's Future
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David F. Carr
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8/28/2013 | 2:02:18 PM
re: EHR Roulette: Gambling On Medicine's Future
Is there a common theme about what vendors get wrong in the usability of these applications? Is it a matter of packing too much info onto one screen?
jaysimmons
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8/13/2013 | 9:06:20 PM
re: EHR Roulette: Gambling On Medicine's Future
I completely agree, many organizations pushed for quick EHR implementations in order to attest for MU and therefore get the financial incentives promised, while ignoring other factors such as the usability of the EHR systems. Implementing an EHR system successfully requires a lot of back end work such as coming up with workflows and providing sufficient training to the physicians and front end users. I notice that the lack of training is a huge factor in whether an EHR fails or succeeds, no matter how user friendly the system is.

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LisaDreher
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8/13/2013 | 6:27:38 PM
re: EHR Roulette: Gambling On Medicine's Future
No question, EHR adoption can be a messy process. We work with many healthcare providers to streamline their EHR systems--see it at http://www.us.logicalis.com/mi...
Healthcare IT Systems
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8/8/2013 | 9:25:28 PM
re: EHR Roulette: Gambling On Medicine's Future
There was a huge initial push from healthcare organizations to implement EHRs in order to qualify for financial incentives. As a result some due diligence may have been avoided. Training may also be a factor with some of the usability complaints not to mentioned the post implementation support mentioned by Alex
Alex Kane Rudansky
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8/7/2013 | 4:52:47 PM
re: EHR Roulette: Gambling On Medicine's Future
Lack of vendor support is a particularly pressing issue for rural hospitals. EHR vendors don't make much money off of those hospitals because of the lack of volume and are less inclined to follow up with implementation and adoption support.


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