These 5 EHR Mistakes Could Cost Your Practice Time and Money
It doesn’t matter if you’re in the process of choosing an EHR solution or training your staff on software you already have in place, there are mistakes you must avoid if you want to move forward in an efficient manner.
The last thing you want to do is make a mistake that costs your practice time and money. Fortunately, with the right approach, this never has to creep into your mind. Instead, you’ll be on the right track at all times.
Here are five EHR mistakes that have cost other practices time and money in the past. Your job is to avoid these in the future:
- Choosing just any software. Don’t fall into the “trap” that all EHR software is created equal. If you believe this to be true, you could select a solution that doesn’t have all the features your practice needs.
- Neglecting to put one person in charge. There’s no denying the fact that more than one person will be using the software. However, you should still consider the benefit of having one primary point of contact.
This person will communicate with the software provider. This person will answer all questions in regards to training. With one person at the top, it’s much easier to implement a successful system.
- Putting training on the backburner. Although today’s EHR solutions are simplified, yet powerful, it doesn’t mean there is no need for training.
From day one, it’s important that you devote enough time to the training process. When you do this upfront, there’s less chance of error down the road.
- Neglecting to share the technology with everyone who needs it. Despite the fact that there may be one point of contact, it’s a must that everyone who needs access to the software has access.
This technology can do wonders across the board, but only if everyone is on the same page.
- Reverting back to an “old school system.” Remember this: there is a learning curve associated with implementing EHR software. If you aren’t ready for this, you could make the mistake of reverting back to a paper-based system.
Don’t make this mistake. You’re closer than ever to taking full advantage of advanced technology. As long as you stay the course, you’ll end up in a better place.
What do you think about these mistakes? Have you made them in the past? Will you do whatever it takes to avoid them in the future?