6. Consider Workflow When Implementing Your EMR
Your practice has been used to using clipboard and pens for awhile now, so be prepared for disruptions to your practice’s normal workflow. Try to anticipate how your EMR will be used (positioning of the computer terminal, the way the EMR will affect interactions with patients, etc.) so you will be ready once your system is up and running.
Selecting and implementing an electronic medical records system does not have to be a painful process. With some concerted planning and organization, you can optimize your chances of finding the right EMR for you practice and having a smooth transition away from paper-based records.