Electronic Health Record Myths that can Sink Your Practice
If EHR software implementation is on your mind, you can make one of two decisions in the future:
- Move forward with this idea.
- Put it off for the meantime.
The sooner you get involved with electronic health records the better off your practice will be.
Unfortunately, there are several electronic health record myths that have held many people back from taking full advantage. Here are three to concern yourself with:
- Electronic health records aren’t beneficial to the practice. It’s easy to believe that your old paper system is “good enough,” but this isn’t always the case. Most people find that making a change to an electronic system benefits their practice in many ways, such as time savings and a boost in efficiency.
- There are no benefits to the patient. This is absolutely false, as patients benefit just as much as the practice. For instance, patients receive better care because of more accurate and concise records.
- It costs too much to get started. Yet another myth, implementing an EHR system does not have to cost an arm and a leg. Once you choose a provider, once you train employees, everything will fall into place.
Will you spend money getting started? Yes. Will it set you back millions of dollars? Of course not.
These types of electronic health record myths could stop your practice from reaching its goals.
You don’t want to believe these myths to be true. On the contrary, you only want to deal with facts. This will help you make the most informed decisions.