Discussion – Electronic Health Records PEER RESPONSE
Research recent (within the last 5 years) Electronic Health Records (EHR) implementation issues by searching online or within the Rasmussen library. Discuss at least 2 issues identified, such as healthcare providers’ issues (physicians, nurses, and other users). Explain the challenges. How could these be mitigated? What do you think should be done? Reflect from your own experiences if you have encountered challenges, either professionally or as a patient, with EHR.
Please make your initial post by midweek, and respond to at least one other student’s post by the end of the week. Please check the Course Calendar for specific due dates.
wo issues with Electronic health records are staff resistance and lack of full implementation, leading to lost productivity. Generally speaking people have a difficult time adjusting change, especially within the work environment. Resistance from change from the clinical and support staff to the board members and stakeholders. It is essential that the EHR implementation process is delivered with a promotion and marketing plan to champion the change.
When implementing a new EHR system a reduction in staff productivity should be expected and anticipated. Workflow efficiency reduction and number of patients seen., This needs to be communicated to your practice staff. Additionally, administration should prepare for potential overtime pay and the need for additional support.