Close to 20 percent of healthcare organizations surveyed by the Medical Records Institute in 2007 either had uninstalled an EHR system or were in the process of doing so. The federal government estimates that the EHR failure rate tops 30 percent.How to avoid this nightmare: build gradually and go slow, according to the experts.
To be sure, some flops can be blamed on a software or hardware "lemon." But most of the time, the culprits are all-too-human problems—poor planning, poor communication, and poor training.
Monday, August 04, 2008
Will your EMR crash and burn?
From Medical Economics: