The Significance of Usability
- The user-friendly experience of a product is referred to as usability.
- A useful product can readily accomplish the desired goals.
- A usable product allows the user to remember how to use it and teach others.
- The user’s purpose, and remember how to use it on subsequent visits.
- When something is usable, it indicates that it is simple to use.
Configurability and Interoperability
- Configurability is concerned with the arrangement of elements.
- The setup of a network computer system determines its configurability.
- Interoperability is the capacity of software systems to interchange and use data (Soman et al., 2020).
- A computer system must be set up correctly to be interoperable.
- The interoperability of a computer system is improved by proper configuration.
Electronic Health Records Implementation
- The advantages of EHR systems far outweigh the expenditures.
- EHRs boost efficiency while also improving patient satisfaction (Gui et al., 2020).
- Physicians can use EHR to improve the quality of care.
- Initial costs include hardware, recurring software licensing fees, upgrades.
- EHR reduces billing errors and improves risk management.
Phase One: Team Selection
- Characteristics to look for while selecting a team.
- Communication is crucial at all stages of implementation.
- Team members must be able to communicate with a variety of people.
- Leadership and organizational skills are essential.
- Fundamental understanding of the subject.
Phase Two: Company Culture
- “Lead with culture, determining where the resistance is”
- Driving performance through the alignment of people.
- Unless culture addressed, implementation will face resistance
- It is critical to identify the culture’s fundamental drivers.
- Culture is crucial for everyone’s success.
How to cope with the change
- Communication through different channels.
- Education and training as part of the help.
- Incorporate flexibility into change programs.
- Allocate extra time to practice the new system
- Encourage and approve a collaborative approach.
- Choosing the wrong Electronic Health Record.
- Underestimating the significance of an execution plan.
- Insufficient training before the go-live date.
- HIPAA Compliance should not be taken lightly.
- Slipping into old habits.
How to avoid pitfalls
- Get a free trial for the software before you buy it.
- Create an implementation plan to get started with.
- Designate proper time for training.
- It’s vital that you have procedures HIPAA compliant.
- Protect patients’ electronic protected health information (ePHI).
Experience with Automation Systems
- Time-consuming manual operations replacement.
- A consistent level of care maintenance.
- A process that is standardized and repeatable.
- Meet the needs of groups of larger sizes.
- The ability to collect data regularly.
- Manipulation of paper documents is no longer necessary.
- Enhancing patient satisfaction and engagement (Kruse et al., 2018).
- Reducing physician burnout and improving productivity.
- Collecting data and making better revenue projections.
- Streamline operations and improve management processes.
Gui, X., Chen, Y., Zhou, X., Reynolds, T. L., Zheng, K., & Hanauer, D. A. (2020). Physician champions’ perspectives and practices on electronic health records implementation: challenges and strategies. JAMIA Open, 3(1), 53-61.
Kruse, C. S., Stein, A., Thomas, H., & Kaur, H. (2018). The use of electronic health records to support population health: a systematic review of the literature. Journal of Medical Systems, 42(11), 1-16.
Soman, S., Ranjan, P., & Srivastava, P. K. (2020). A distributed architecture for hospital management systems with synchronized EHR. CSI Transactions on ICT, 8(3), 355-365.