Creating a Leadership Team for Successful EHR Implementation
A Resource from the Health Information Technology Research Center (HITRC) and the Doctor’s Office Quality Information Technology University (DOQ-IT University) for The National Learning Consortium (NLC)
Resource Topic: Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data, Workforce
Resource Subtopic: Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Leadership, Recruitment and Retention.
Keywords: Job Descriptions.
Year Developed: 2016
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: General Audience
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Resource Summary: This resource is intended to aid providers and health IT implementers in identifying a leadership team for a successful EHR implementation. Selecting the right people for an EHR implementation team is a critical step in a successful implementation. In general, members of the team should be enthusiastic, well-respected and forward thinking. Team members should bring differing perspectives on how the EHR will be used and provide a wide array of skills and knowledge. The size of a practice will determine the size of the implementation team. For smaller practices, one person may be managing several of the areas of responsibility included.