Roadblocks to EMR Implementations

Posted on October 18, 2009 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I’ve decided that on Sunday’s I’ll just post a few interesting questions and give people the opportunity to share their experience and/or expertise. Hopefully we’ll get a lot of participation and we can all learn from each other in the process. No doubt many of my readers are more knowledgeable and experienced than me.

Today, let’s talk about the roadblocks that people have faced or are facing in their EMR implementations. If you’ve already implemented an EMR, let’s hear the roadblocks and challenges that you faced when implementing and how you might have overcome those challenges. If you’re still deciding whether to implement an EMR, let’s hear what reasons are blocking you from implementing an EMR. EMR vendors and consultants can share the challenges they see from a high level.