Tips and lessons learned for a successful clinical EHR implementation

July 10, 2018 |  EHR, Healthcare IT, Implementation


An Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation is so much more than just an information technology project — it's a vitally important transformation that impacts every clinician and staff member within a healthcare organization.

While the planning and transition may feel daunting, with the right people and processes in place, your organization can achieve the highest return on investment and drive clinical productivity from day one.

The following tips and lessons learned have been gathered from experience throughout hundreds of implementations and are designed to prepare your organization to achieve a successful adoption of your EHR:


Establishing the Project Charter - The creation of a comprehensive and detailed project charter sets the stage for a successful implementation. The charter acts as a blueprint referenced throughout the duration of the project and should include a detailed outline of the scope of the project, a mission statement, vision, measurable benefits, tangible goals, and the governance and decision making structure.

Read the full blog post by MEDITECH's Leah Farina, vice president of client services, in the July/August edition of Health Management Technology.

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Written by Leah Farina, Vice President, MEDITECH

Leah Farina brings warmth, intellect, and professionalism to her role as vice president of Client Services, overseeing all aspects of the account management/customer experience, including support for U.S., Canada, and HCA (one of MEDITECH’S largest customers). She also leads the Implementation/Service team for Home Care/Hospice and the System Technology division.