According to a recent predictions report from IDC, 2016 will see a market influx of new, third-platform acute care EHR solutions. Providers are responding to the drawbacks of existing, dated second-platform technology that makes up most of the current EHR install base. Lack of interoperability and patient centricity, along with the inability to meet the needs of new accountable care initiatives are driving this move to the next level of healthcare IT technology. This change promises to lead to a complete digital transformation in the healthcare industry in the next five years.
This shift increases the chances of there being an EHR conversion in your future – something that is necessary but can nonetheless be a complicated and perilous journey. Commitment and planning are critical to a successful conversion, but even then, dangers still lurk. Here are 11 common pitfalls you might encounter during a conversion and what you can do to avoid them.