The infographic below, by Entrada Health, describes the challenges physicians may face when adopting EHR systems. Physicians have to spend extra time learning the EMR system and may suffer a slight loss of productivity when adopting a new system. Additionally, there are technology costs that physicians must consider.
However, the infographic also lists some tips for a more successful EHR adoption:
- Achieve buy-in from the organization
- Establish and communicate your goals
- Understand strengths & weaknesses
- Take advantages of emerging technologies
While it may be challenging for physicians to adopt EHR systems, there are many important long-term benefits of EHR. These include helping medical research, reducing medical errors, improving patient care, and many others benefits.