I finally made some time to read a few of the EMR posts by Dr. Griever a Canadian EMR blogger. Besides being an excellent writer, she gives a lot of great detail. She also made one of the funniest(and true) statements I’ve read in a long time. It describes EMR implementation so well.
It can be challenging for the IT lead to maintain enthusiasm for EMRs in the face of the inevitable problems and delays. Starting an EMR is a bit like being pregnant: you get nausea and swollen ankles first, and the good part doesn’t come until much later. EMR transition is easier for some than others: I told one of my colleagues that I was having a normal vaginal delivery, while he was having a difficult C/section.
I think I’m about 8 months pregnant now.