Answers for a Healthier World

Planning the perfect EHR launch is difficult, to say the least. There are several factors to consider like communications, access management and complex workflows. And that does not even consider the biggest one, the successful adoption to a new EHR, which is never a foregone conclusion. One key to a successful EHR Go-Live however, is accurate scheduling.

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It’s never easy to pick a vendor. No matter what type of industry you’re in, most companies rely on the expertise of a vendor, partner, consultant, or other kind of third party expert to design or deploy some new items into an existing workflow. In healthcare and Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) implementations, this task can be especially tricky. And its success or failure will directly impact the adoption of a new solution like an EHR.

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Go-Live events are expensive. Many Go-Lives can be in the millions in total costs. This cost factor makes it important to set a budget for Go-Lives ahead of time, which requires planning early in the process. The total labor costs of the project are a combination of the number of “elbow support” used, how long the project is planned, the hours worked per week, and the rate from the external vendor. Travel expenses for the Go-Live project are mainly driven by the hotel costs since it’s a daily cost.

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After months of preparation, the real test of your electronic health records (EHR) system is when your providers and nurses start using it in a live environment with real patients. It is normal to anticipate a few glitches. What is also normal is a temporary decrease in productivity. Despite these issues, a lot of negativity can be mitigated by preparing your staff to anticipate some challenges and frustration as they migrate to the new digital system.

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