Ask HRC: Adopting Electronic Health Records

September 18, 2007 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance


An HRC member recently wrote to us asking for advice on adopting electronic health records (EHRs), noting that obtaining physician buy-in can be a particular challenge in the process.

Hospitals that have implemented EHRs successfully included physician leaders in their multidisciplinary teams responsible for implementing the EHR. Identifying physician leaders early; educating physicians about what to expect and about the benefits of adopting the technology; listening to and responding to physician concerns; and providing...

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