What are the Common Fears of Using EHR Software?
With so many benefits of implementing EHR software, such as enhancing practice efficiency, it’s only natural for a growing number of organizations to get involved with this technology.
However, there’s something you need to know: some behavioral health providers are stuck in the past. Furthermore, they are set in their ways and are not willing to make changes.
Here are some of the most common fears of using EHR software:
- Changing from a long trusted system. Go back in time 5 or 10 years and most behavioral health providers were relying heavily on paper based systems. Taking this one step further, these providers are extremely comfortable with this approach. For this reason, when it comes time to consider the implementation of an EHR solution, they’re apprehensive about moving forward.
- The learning curve. Simply put, some people believe that technology will only complicate their life. The only thing they see is the learning process, believing that this is more than they can handle.
- Worries regarding other employees. Even if you decide that EHR software is best for your organization, you still have to convince others of the same. A fear of backlash can go a long way in stopping a healthcare provider from getting involved with this technology.
These are just a few of the most common fears of using EHR software. Fortunately, none of these challenges are so big that they can’t be overcome. In fact, with the right approach, it’s easy to get past these.
For example, at ZenCharts we take the time to train all our customers on how to use their software. This way, there are no questions or concerns regarding the learning curve or employee backlash.
While there may be some fears associated with EHR software, none of these are good enough reasons to avoid this technology. The benefits far outweigh any potential drawbacks.