Technology | 05.14.21
Overcoming the top EHR Implementation Challenges
Electronic health record (EHR) implementation has unique challenges that healthcare providers can meet with proper preparation. Any provider hoping to integrate an EHR system with their practice should first learn how to mitigate cybersecurity risks and safeguard sensitive patient information. This includes having a data recovery and backup plan in place should a storage system crash, get attacked by cybercriminals or suffer a partial outage. Storing all EHR data with a cloud hosting provider that complies with regulations mentioned within the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is a best practice. Data interoperability also should be supported, and state-of-the-art technology solutions like Natural Language Processing can enable providers to devote more attention to patients and less to paperwork. If a facility is using a virtual care delivery model, one best practice is to integrate its EHR system with the telehealth platform to enhance interoperability of patient records and other critical health data.
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