Best Advice for Those Implementing an EMR

Posted on November 22, 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.

Since it’s the weekend, I like to open it up for the readers of this site to share their knowledge. Let’s hear the best advice you could give to someone who is implementing an EMR.

I’ll admit that I had a hard time just choosing one piece of advice. My first thought was mapping your current workflows and map them to your EMR software. This is an amazing way to plan for an EMR implementation. Then, my next thought was to choose the right EMR. However, that just feels too easy. So, I’ll take…

Make sure you get buy-in for your EMR implementation in all parts of your organization. Beg, borrow, steal, mandate, grovel, or whatever it takes to get buy in before you implement an EMR.