Budgeting is arguably one of the most crucial parts of any electronic health record (EHR) implementation, whether it is your first go-live or you are moving onto a new system. The pressure to make the process go as smoothly as possible is undeniable. This includes being on budget and having the implementation be on time. Here are some proven tips around budget development that can save you time, money, and the headache of correcting costly mistakes later in the of EHR implementation process.
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The adage that the only constant is change can be applied to healthcare today. Implementing, upgrading or optimizing an EHR, or implementing new technology is a frequent occurrence for healthcare organizations.
Understanding how to estimate resources for the go-live can be a full time job without proper tools and skills. But planning appropriately doesn’t stop with the right tools and skills. Many organizations over-spend on resources or fail to provide adequate coverage in the right areas and settings. Developing a support model for a “Big Bang” implementation has proven to be more problematic and risk producing when compared to the phased approach and/or parallel approach. The complexity of the “Big Bang” go-live events, require even more strategic planning that involves experience obtained from several previous go-lives in different settings, understanding of the technology being implemented and the impact on the users across each area of the organization and more. So how do you plan for your next go live?