This book addresses the lack of safety in today's healthcare system, offering a valuable roadmap for an industry in the midst of massive reform. The book provides proven methods, insights and best practices for instituting checks and procedures that dramatically improve a hospital's ability to dispense timely, high-quality, safe patient care through successful EHR adoption.
Drawing on their extensive experience as clinical executives, as well as bedside caregivers, the authors offer guidelines for achieving successful EHR adoption that will focus healthcare executives, clinicians, and administrators on driving standardization of practice. The book explores key components of EHR adoption including executive sponsorship, buy-in, staff development and training, go-live, workflow transformation, project management, and benefit measurement and realization. In addition, through case studies, A Guide to EHR Adoption offers a behind-the-scenes look at the successes and frustrations of guiding large and small healthcare facilities on the path to system-wide EHR adoption and standardization of practice.