The American Hospital Association and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives have published a 22-page guidance document for CEOs and other C-level executives on issues related to implementation of electronic health records.

The guidance is designed to give senior executives a basic understanding of the challenges of EHR implementation. It covers seven core areas to consider as an organization plans and implements the technology. These include developing an inclusive, role-based and active executive team; developing a strategic plan; performing a gap analysis of existing information technologies; developing a high-level project plan; initiating culture change; redesigning workflow processes; and implementation.

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