Health Information Management

What’s your EHR pre-implementation plan?

HIM Briefings, July 1, 2009

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We all have good EHR intentions—plans to pick out a system, hire a consultant, and go live with an implementation. But how many of us begin the project with a pre-implementation strategy?

Plan, do, check, act

Hospital administrators and HIM professionals may be familiar with Edward Deming’s Plan, Do, Check, and Act methodology that outlines a four-step process for problem solving. The first step in this process is to plan, meaning to establish the objectives and processes necessary to deliver the desired results.

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