SPOTLIGHT: Preventing EMR failure

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice. How do you get to EMR success? Plan. Plan, plan, plan, then plan some more. And have strong leadership to help you stick to the plan. That's the advice that healthcare strategist Paul Roemer gives in a post on our Hospital Impact blog. Even that won't completely guard against failure, but it sure can mitigate the risk. That's supremely important because Roemer writes in a companion post that 70 percent of IT projects of $10 million or more will fail. Risk is particularly high with EMRs because so many things are up in the air right now, including standards, interoperability and the definition of "meaningful use." Hospital Impact