Transition to a new EMR: steps before going live similar to the initial transition from paper

Transition to a new EMR: steps before going live similar to the initial transition from paper

It is now less than two weeks until we go live with a new EMR system. Most of my colleagues are still deciding whether to change from paper to electronic records, but that is ancient history for me. Are there any steps in the days leading up to the switchover that might help those who are making the plunge for the first time? 

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Why I'm switching to yet another EMR (Electronic Medical Record) system

Why I'm switching to yet another EMR (Electronic Medical Record) system

I have been receiving many questions from colleagues as to why I am, yet again, changing EMR systems when most of my colleagues have yet to make the transition to an EMR in the first place. This makes them wonder why they would ever make the move themselves if I can’t even find one that I stick with for more than a couple of years. In this article, I try to explain why I’m changing EMRs again,  and that it is not JUST that I’m a glutton for punishment!

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Stop twiddling your EMR MFC knob and opt for usability

Stop twiddling your EMR MFC knob and opt for usability

I recently compulsively changed my Pioneer audio deck for one that could interface better with my iPhone. As technology evolves, a deck that handled my iPod could not interact with the newer iPhone. Unfortunately, I ignored the usability issues I had learned from the last car deck upgrade by focusing instead on the feature set. How often do we do the same when selecting an Electronic Medical Record system?

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