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:

  1. Achieve buy-in from the organization
  2. Establish and communicate your goals
  3. Understand strengths & weaknesses
  4. 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.

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