2.6.09

The Biggest Barrier to Effective EHR Platforms? Clue - It's NOT the Technology...

Assumptions about the ability of various electronic health systems to change physician and patient behaviors are not based on an understanding of behavior change principles. Information may help change someone’s knowledge, but changing their attitudes and behaviors is much more difficult.

2 major classes of barriers related to comprehensive EHR/EMR implementation:

1. Tech (includes cost to implement, lack of user-friendly interfaces, etc).
2. Psychosocial/behavioral ('readiness' to use)

Guess which one has fangs?

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2 comments:

Buy Soma said...

I vote psychosocial/behavioral barriers. Things will be much easier to standardize and implement in electronic healthcare if more people become open to the idea - especially those who need to approve. The sooner people understand the need for EHR, the sooner it can apply the stringent measures used for in-person healthcare.

MedInformaticsMD said...

2 major classes of barriers related to comprehensive EHR/EMR implementation:

1. Tech (includes cost to implement, lack of user-friendly interfaces, etc).
2. Psychosocial/behavioral ('readiness' to use)



The "etc." is the most important factor.

Allow me to provide detail to your "etc." above:

http://www.tinyurl.com/hit-misadventure