Go-Live: Smart Strategies from Davies Award-Winning EHR Implementations presents the real-world experiences of more than two dozen diverse healthcare organizations that underwent the remarkable transformation to electronic health records, and were recognized for their efforts with the coveted HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award of Excellence. From small community clinics to major regional health systems, the firsthand accounts in this book offer best practices and lessons learned for every step in the implementation process – from achieving buy-in from stakeholders and assessing resources to managing change-resistant staff and establishing metrics of success.
The journey to EHR implementation can be complicated, but a successful ‘go-live’ offers healthcare organizations innovative and ever-evolving opportunities to improve the way in which they do business and deliver care. Because every member of your organization will be touched by the EHR implementation, the experiences in this book are essential reading for executive leadership, providers, administrators and IT staff. Go-Live takes you, step-by-step, from the very first implementation meeting to establishing protocols for upgrades, training and support after go-live.