Overcoming Five Common Roadblocks to Implementing an EHR
As we plan for 2023, ASCs are doing themselves a disservice by continuing to chart on paper. Between the increased utilization of the ASC space for surgical care and the ever-growing need to communicate patient information across all avenues of care, it’s getting harder and harder to continue the argument against implementing an EHR.
Here are five common roadblocks it’s time to overcome, written by Kelli McMahan, VP of Facility Development at Compass Surgical Partners and Maura Cash, RN, BSN, CASC, VP of Clinical Strategies at HST Pathways.
- There is no federal mandate.
Unfortunately, this is true, but you should not put any stock into a federal mandate as there are so many cultural drivers that matter more than a federal mandate. Your patients expect to be able to view and access their charts. Your staffing shortages will only increase if you tell a 28-year-old clinical provider that they must chart on paper. You’ll never be able to negotiate better rates with your payers if you cannot prove positive outcomes. The list goes on – so disregard the lack of a federal mandate and consider your staff and patients!