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Perspective: Update on Adoption of Electronic Health Records and Best Practices for Implementation

Perspective: Update on Adoption of Electronic Health Records and Best Practices for Implementation

This IDC Health Insights Perspective discusses the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and best practices for implementation of these systems. Discussions of investment by providers in EHRs are derived from IDC Health Insights' 2015-2016 Provider Survey. Discussions of best practices are derived from discussion among hospital system executives at The Millennium Alliance Healthcare Providers Transformation Assembly, which was held October 17 and 18, 2016, in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

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In This Perspective
IDC Opinion
Situation Overview
Best Practices
EHRs Have Been Accepted as "the New Normal"
Increase Resources Devoted to EHR Implementation
Use Project Charters
Make Training Department Based
Future Outlook
New Investments
Making an Additional Investment/Enhancement to the Existing System Planned in 2015 or 2016
Replacement of the System Planned in 2015 or 2016
No New EHR Investment (or No New EHR Investment Planned But Open to New Investment or Replacement if New Capabilities Were Brought to Market)
Essential Guidance
EHRs Have Been Accepted as "the New Normal"
Increase Resources Devoted to EHR Implementation
Use Project Charters
Make Training Department Based
Expect EHR Technology to Evolve, But Don't Hold Your Breath
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