Do you Share these Common EHR Fears?
Just the same as anything else, when you get involved with electronic health records (EHR) there is always the chance of making a mistake. Some of these are avoidable, while others are inevitable.
While a large number of practices have implemented the use of electronic health records, others continue to shy away. Many do so for one common reason: fear.
Here are several of the most common EHR fears:
- Fear of the unknown. Some people don’t like change. They are comfortable with the system they have in place, and that is good enough for them.
What they don’t realize, however, is that electronic health records can benefit their practice. It may be a change, but it is one that will have a positive impact.
- Fear of making a mistake. Let’s face it: you aren’t going to be perfect as you attempt to get up and running with this technology. Mistakes will be made every now and again. Here is the good thing: once you are on board with the idea, once you know exactly what you are doing, your entire operation will become more accurate and precise.
- Fear of confusing your staff. Even if you are interested in EHR software, there is a good chance some or all of your staff will fight back. They don’t want to make a change, as they are afraid of the learning curve. Your job is to explain the benefits of electronic health records, while also making it clear that it will make their job easier in the future.
If you share one or more of these common EHR fears, don’t hesitate to find a solution. Using this technology will change your practice for the better. There is nothing to be afraid of!