Tecnico Consulting is there every step of the way of your office's transition to Electronic Health Records, ensuring the success of your transition, and minimizing the loss of productivity. Here are a few examples of the challenges practices face when choosing to upgrade without the required expertise:
- In order for an EMR to be truly successful, proper and timely training must be administered to all who will interact with the system.
- Conflicting research findings on the cost and efficiency benefits of EMR implementations will make it difficult, if not impossible, for administration staff to be confident in choosing an effective EMR for their facility.
- Until there is adequate research on multitudes of EMR systems that shows causal relationships between facility characteristics and the related EMR components there will not be a sufficient method of EMR selection and implantation.
- The variability of results of similar studies on the monetary and efficiency benefits of EHRs indicates that there is no single approach to EMR implementation that will fit all settings.
- Variables such as practice size, setting, specialty, prior computer integration, etc. will determine the effectiveness of an EMR dramatically and must be considered in all cases.
- Physician who implement health it systems typically experience an initial loss in productivity as they learn how to use the system, and adjust the ways in which they practice.
- A study by Miller & colleagues(2005) found that among a sample of 14 small physician's offices implementing a health IT system, the average drop in revenue from that loss of productivity was about $7,500 per physician; thus indicating the need for a stimulus, and individual training.