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EHR Implementation

The following basic tools are intended to help organizations in the early stages of electronic health record (EHR) implementation.

Avoiding Common Pitfalls

EHR Implementation with Minimal Practice Disruption in Primary Care Settings
Common pitfalls that result in financial loss, practice disruption, and patient safety concerns are identified, and strategies to minimize these risks are provided.

Assembing and Managing a Team

Introduction to EHR Project Management
Provides a brief overview of project management responsibilities during EHR implementation.

Tips for Success: Project Management for a Successful EHR Implementation
Offers tips for effective planning and project management during EHR implementation.

Assembling the Right EHR Project Team
Describes the critical roles that must be filled by key members of your EHR project team. It outlines the skills required, attributed desired, and estimated time involvement for each member.

Roles & Responsibilities Matrix
Provides a framework for assigning the responsibilities for each member of the EHR implementation team.

Communication Plan
Outlines the elements of a detailed communication plan to help practice staff and other stakeholders keep up-to-date about the ongoing status of EHR implementation.

Defining Goals and Requirements

Defining EHR System Requirements
Helps practices prioritize their specific needs and expectations for an EHR system, and enables them to easily recognize the best possible system for meeting those requirements.

Prioritizing the Goals for Your EHR System
Provides a framework to help providers identify and prioritize among several common EHR-related goals. The requirements and benefits of each goal are also outlined.