Simply achieving the requirements of Meaningful Use as outlined by CMS isn’t enough to fully leverage the benefits of an EHR or realize a beneficial ROI relative to the cost of implementation for these systems. For a great many providers, EHR “go live” ushers in extended periods of disruption both for the physician practices and hospitals. In order for hospitals to truly maximize the value and benefits of EHR, it’s critical for these disruptions to be minimized. EHR implementations are complex and nearly each step along the way will present its own set of challenges. We discuss principles for a successful launch.
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