Many practices are scared to switch EHRs.
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A new study, however, has shown that there is no need to be afraid. Switching EHRs does not impact patient safety or mortality rates.
Many practices are still scared to switch, as switching EHRs can be extremely burdensome and time consuming for a practice.
There are often many reasons to make a change, such as added functionality, to achieve meaningful use, to get better support and training, or even to consolidate multiple EHRs.
The new Harvard study shows physicians that the benefits may outweigh the burdens when considering switching EHRs.
Physicians should not be concerned to switch to EHRs from paper charts either. The study found no difference in patient care when practices switched from paper to electronic charts.
This news is a relief to many practices, as transitions to EHRs and between various EHRs has become more common.
We help our practices evaluate various EHRs and ensure a smooth transition.
Many hospitals have safeguards in place to allow smooth transitions to new EHRs. Some hospitals even went live with a new EHR is one day.
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