Imagine a warehouse filled with classroom training sessions running simultaneously, hotel lobbies packed with consultants checking in and out at the same time, overrun parking lots, buses shuttling employees off campus, and more. These are the harsh, yet common challenges healthcare organizations face with classroom training – a predicament explored in the second edition of Beyond Implementation: A Prescription for the Adoption of Healthcare
In executive conference rooms around the country, a common dialogue is emerging. In the wake of multi-million-dollar investments in electronic health record (EHR) systems, healthcare leaders are admitting that they underestimate the “care and feeding” of adopting these new applications. Whether this realization occurs from implementing a new system for the first time, or replacing an existing legacy application, the challenges are largely the
Healthcare needs a recombobulation area – a place designed to catch one’s breath, collect one’s thoughts, and reset for the work ahead. That’s one of the many ideas explored in the recent release of Beyond Implementation: A Prescription for the Adoption of Healthcare Technology. The book, which is the second edition of an Amazon Best Seller for Hospital Administration and Care, recognizes the significant challenges the industry has navigated
This year’s event is the 25th Fall CIO Forum for The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and promises to be momentous with special guests and events. Held at the beautiful JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, AZ the annual event affords CIOs the opportunity for education, collaboration, and networking.
There are fewer things more important than implementing and driving adoption for your new Electronic Health Record (EHR). From selection, implementation, and adoption one of the most critical success factors is ensuring clinicians can use the technology to provide patient care. While training may seem like a mundane or trivial task, it is actually critical to your overall EHR success, and an appropriate return on your investment. Here
Planning for your Adoption Journey
Depending on the size of your organization, the cost to select, acquire, implement, and train your employees on a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) can be multiple millions of dollars. There are many additional “soft costs” associated with a major software implementation as well, such as opportunity costs, distraction from the employee’s normal roles, stress on employees, and communication burdens for the
The entire healthcare industry consistently faces the challenge of spending less and staying within budget while continuing to provide great value to patients and staff. More than ever, organizations must find a way to improve financial outcomes without compromising a valuable patient and staff experience.
Clinicians and patients are well aware of the impact technology is having on healthcare today. Physicians are distracted and often frustrated by the technology demands on their workday. Patients and physicians would both welcome a focus back on patient care.
When was the last time you stepped on a scale?
Many of us completely avoid it. Stepping on the scale means facing the reality of the number that appears in black and white. It is easier to live with an estimate of our weight or a belief that we are within a few pounds of our goal weight.