EHRs are here to stay: Here's how to ensure your clinical workforce makes the most of them
It's no secret clinicians are frustrated with EHRs. However, digital patient records have contributed to numerous improvements in care and will remain a permanent fixture in healthcare for the foreseeable future.
EHR adoption is "nearly universal" among acute-care hospitals today, with 96 percent of facilities live on the technology as of 2015, according to an analysis by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT at HHS. Yet without clinician buy-in, hospitals and health systems cannot fully capitalize on the technology's benefits.
As health IT becomes more integrated into hospitals' clinical and operational workflows, it will become increasingly important for clinicians and executives alike to understand how EHR systems work. Formal training offers one solution to ensure hospital staff — from front-line employees to C-level leadership — get the most out of these systems.
In this white paper, readers will learn:
- The history of how EHRs were integrated into the hospital setting in the U.S.
- Examples of how leading providers are using EHRs to support patient care improvement efforts
- How education programs can support hospital leaders in building IT efforts and maintaining clinician buy-in
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