Overcome These Hurdles in Early EHR Adoption

Wed, Mar 17, 2010

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While 2015 and its promise of loads of cash for providers who adopt EHR technology seems right around the corner, a close look at providers’ IT capabilities reveals how far they have to go in order to be prepared for the high demands EHR will place on their systems.

The “rush to deploy EHRs could lead to administrative complications, formatting problems, errors and interoperability glitches,” according to a recent BusinessWeek series that examines some of the technical issues accompanying the rollout of EHR in providers’ offices across the country.

As of last year, only 10% of U.S. health care facilities were using EHRs, according to the article, but the feds want half of them on board by 2014. If you’re aiming to be in that first half, read on to learn about some of the hurdles you’ll need to overcome …

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