I got the following 6 EHR myths from this presentation:
Myth #1: EHR Projects are IT Projects
Myth #2: EHR Software is useful out of the box
Myth #3: EHR Vendors will provide all the project management and assistance I need
Myth #4: I can manage my own EHR project
Myth #5: All EHRs are the same
Myth #6: EHRs can communicate with one another
I thought this was an interesting list to consider. The only one that kind of bothers me is Myth #4. I think this one really depends on the size of the practice and the skill of the physician/office manager. Many a clinic had done a great job implementing an EMR on their own. Granted, there are probably more failed ones who’ve gone it on their own. I guess I’ll stand that you can do it on your own, but be sure to know what you don’t know. Don’t be afraid to ask for help with those things you don’t know.
What do you think of this list?