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11 pitfalls of an EHR conversion and how to avoid them
Researchers in the healthcare industry say conditions are ripe for providers to consider replacing electronic health records systems. Providers considering an EHR conversion face potential problems, says Hayes Management Consulting, and the firm suggests watching out for 11 common pitfalls of a conversion.
Lack of executive sponsors or champions
Any substantive change must start with commitment from senior executives; an implementation can’t be driven by the project team. Executive champions set the tone for change and outline benefits. In addition, the executive sponsor must ensure the project team has the resources and tools to carry out the change.