FEB 01, 2011
Consultants and Electronic Health Records Implementation
Electronic health records (EHR) implementation is one of those projects with multiple moving parts, high stakes and an even higher learning curve. Most practices are facing the challenge of transitioning from paper charts to EHR for the first time and likely have limited experience and expertise upon which to draw. Depending on the complexity of your implementation, you may be considering whether to outsource some of these activities to a consultant. If chosen wisely, consultants can add great value to your implementation, but they are an expensive resource whose use requires thorough consideration and, ultimately, careful management if it is to benefit your practice.