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5 Barriers to EHR Replacement [infographic]


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Replacing your EHR isn't easy. But if you can overcome these five barriers that hold most practices back, you'll be on your way to EHR success.

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5 Barriers to EHR Replacement [infographic]

  1. 1. To learn more about NextGen Healthcare solutions visit or call 855-510-6398. Copyright © 2014 NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC. All rights reserved. INF6 COMBAT THESE 5 BARRIERS TO EHR Replacement Here at NextGen Healthcare, we’ve already helped hundreds of practices make the switch. If you are in “EHR replacement mode,” contact us today. Our experts can help you ease the process and provide a solution to meet your needs today and in the future. NextGen® Ambulatory EHR is easy to use, intelligent, integrated, and interoperable! And the way it supports individual physician workflow is very intuitive. So you can work faster, share data, and coordinate care. Plus, NextGen Ambulatory EHR 5.8 is an ONC Certified HIT 2014 Edition solution; so it’s Meaningful Use and ICD-10 ready! Take a sneak peak here. COST CONCERNS Dive into the details. Really evaluate the cost of replacing your EHR vs. staying with your current system. Many practices admit that the risks in doing nothing far outweighed any risks (and costs) in replacement. TRAINING … AGAIN The hardest part is over! You made that initial leap from paper to EHR. The mystique and fear should be gone by now. Plus, learning a new system is much easier the second time around. PRODUCTIVITY LOSS You should ramp up faster since this is your second time around with an EHR implementation. Some key action items: • Ensure staff readiness • Extract data up to a month in advance • Create mitigation plans • Open up communication YET ANOTHER IMPLEMENTATION Preparation and communication are crucial. Involve everyone on your staff in the process.And don’t forget to communicate this change to your patients. 2 3 4 5 An EHR that pays for itself? Offset the costs of a new EHR by outsourcing your revenue cycle management needs! Not a barrier, but an opportunity? Take this time to analyze and clean up your data! DATA CONVERSION WORRIES Three key points to avoid any hiccups: 1. Keep a copy of your old system for a while. 2. Do conversion testing before you go live on the new EHR. 3. Rely on your new EHR partner! They’ve done this before and can advise you along the way. By tackling these 5 barriers head on, you can get through your replacement project and get back to sleeping soundly— without EHR nightmares! DON’T LET THESE FIVE MAIN ROADBLOCKS HOLD YOU BACK FROM A MUCH-NEEDED EHR UPGRADE! 1 About 50% of providers are dissatisfied with their EHR. 50% Replacing your current EHR is not easy. But it’s becoming a common trend.