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Switching Your EHR? How to Overcome EHR Replacement Challenges?

Posted by Suzanne Prasad

Thinking About Switching Your EHR System?

Why, When and How to Successfully Replace Your EHR?

Although the EHR adoption rate has more than doubled over the past decade, significantly bolstered by passage of the HITECH Act in 2009, satisfaction with EHR systems is definitely trending downward. A study published last year by the U.S. National Library of Medicine showed that a shocking 67% of physician respondents were dissatisfied with their EHR and 31% were actively considering switching EMR systems because of their dissatisfaction. Over 30% considered dissatisfaction with their EMR a primary contributor to physician burnout. 

That's a lot of unhappiness—and a lot of practices potentially switching EHR vendors this year.

If you're in that situation yourself, there's much to consider before actually making a change, both  in terms of challenges and opportunities for enhanced productivity and overall practice performance. 

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Endocrinology EMR: A Checklist For Small Endocrinology Practices

Posted by Alok Prasad

Replacing your Endocrinology EMR?

You know your endocrinology practice either needs a new EMR or needs to upgrade to another Endocrinology EMR, but it can be difficult to narrow the field down to software that offers real solutions for your office. This checklist of essential EMR functionality, as well as some specific features to look for in an Endocrinology EMR for small practices, helps you find an EMR that closely meets your needs.

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Achieving ROI After EHR Replacement: Patience and Beyond

Posted by Alok Prasad

EHR replacement can feel like a leap of faith. After all,  how can you be guaranteed of a return onROI_with_EMR investment if you have no means of predicting positive financial outcomes? Most experts agree: the most challenging part of replacing your EHR is not in choosing a new vendor, onboarding staff,  or implementing new technology, but in safeguarding financial success. Let’s take a closer look at best practices for achieving ROI following your EHR replacement.

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EHR Replacement: Manage Changes to Avoid Yet Another Failure !

Posted by Alok Prasad

A full 30 percent of “new” EHR purchases are actually replacements, according to a 2013 Black Book Rankings survey.  If your organization has decided to make the switch to another vendor, change management can help you successfully transition while minimizing the risk of another failure.

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Finding a Replacement EHR Software - Some Do's and Don'ts!

Posted by Alok Prasad

With a push for electronic healthcare records from many agencies--as well as vendor promises for efficiency and increased cash flow--many providers now find themselves married to EHR systems that aren't doing everything the provider needs or wants. Switching EHRs is always an option, but before you divorce your current system, it is important to ask yourself some questions to avoid common mistakes when replacing an EHR.

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EHR Replacement - What Challenges Must You Be Prepared For?

Posted by Alok Prasad

The decision is made; it’s time to replace the EHR system, but how difficult will the transition be and what are the issues should you be aware of? EHR Intelligence states that implementing a replacement system can actually be much more complex than just the initial installation. Why? Because providers have a better understanding of what they want, so they create a laundry list of needs that didn’t exist the first time around.

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EHR Replacement - 9 Signs That It Is Time To Make The Switch!

Posted by Alok Prasad

EHR Replacement

Why and When to Replace Your EHR?

With over 50 percent of physicians actively using EHR systems, is it time to start thinking replacement? A 2013 Black Book poll shows that 81 percent of providers want to replace EHR platforms they find cumbersome and antiquated. Initial offerings in this technology were plagued with poor features and clunky interfaces, but current designs add functionality and upgraded enhancements like ePrescription.

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EHR Software - 5 Tips for a Smooth Transition

Posted by Suzanne Prasad

Tips for Smooth Transition to EHR Software

The benefits of switching to an Electronic Health Record system are clear: more accurate records, less paperwork, a reduced environmental footprint and an overall increase in productivity. In some cases, you may even qualify for an incentive from Medicare or Medicaid when your practice implements EHR technology. However, transitioning from paper records to EHR is anything but easy. Below are five tips to help you simplify this transition as much as possible.

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4 Common Challenges in Small Clinic EHR Implementations

Posted by Shreya Iyer

EHR Implementation Challenges in Small Practices

One mistake many offices make when converting files to electronic health records is to attempt to do everything at once. If your medical office isn't ready for a full-scale EHR implementation, a push to complete the process on a tight deadline overwhelms and burns out staff. Converting records at a pace that isn't right for your office—or doing so before you're ready or have the right resources in place—can also corrupt your patient care processes, resulting in treatment mistakes or poor patient experience. Here's a look at how to face those, and other, EHR challenges in a small or mid-sized medical office.

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New EHR Implementation: 5 Essential Reasons Why

Posted by Alok Prasad

EHR Implementation

The hunt for a right-fit EHR system is a difficult one, with many health care providers hitting multiple snags after they have implemented their first EHR. Ideally, a provider's EHR will be secure, easy to use and cost effective. Unfortunately, many of today's EHRs lack these basic requirements. This is unfortunate, for the wrong EHR system can easily pose significant setbacks in day-to-day medical operations. There are all kinds of mishaps that may convince a provider to begin the search for a new EHR, but the following are a few of the most common:

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