Lessons Learnt from Obamacare HIT Website for EHR Implementation

The Obamacare HIT Website

The Obamacare HIT Website noise has reached a deafening level. So much, so that news media had dedicated special sections to this. I don’t know what the issues really are, perhaps it will take a long time to figure that out.

What matters though is the implication and perception. Because this is what can make or break the success of a Project – not the real issues. Because real issues can be fixed. We are a nation of the best technical skills.

I see a direct correlation between the Obamacare website and any EMR or EHR Implementation success or failure.

Consider this quote from an article in MedCity News. ‘… the myth of Obamacare’s “failure” is a product of the same Republican noise machine that has been working to undermine this crucial reform since Day One.’

For your EMR / EHR software project, if you do not bring your entire team, and all members of staff on board fully committed to its success, you will quickly find hidden noise machines that will guarantee the failure of your EMR Implementation. Bringing everyone on board can ensure the success of your implementation, no matter what EMR system you choose.

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Author: Chandresh Shah

Chandresh Shah specializes in Healthcare IT and Medical Billing. He knows the market inside out; what works, what doesn’t. He advises and works with small business owners.