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Group Effort: Successful EMR Implementation Requires the Right Ownership, Sustained Attention and a New Kind of Training

Group Effort: Successful EMR Implementation Requires the Right Ownership, Sustained Attention and a New Kind of Training

Dr. Heather Haugen , The Breakaway Group
Dan Herman , Aspen Advisors

Clinician adoption is the No. 1 imperative for realizing the value of electronic medical records (EMR) investments. It requires engaged leader- ship, strong governance, change management,and the full support of a sustainable training effort.The challenge at the executive level is that some see government regulations and incentives as the impetus for change, and the project is merely one more top organizational priority. Even if stimulus incentives are the initial reason for change, these initiatives succeed because there is a clear understanding of organizational goals and expectations.