Clinical Staff’s Resistance to Change

I did a presentation recently on an organization’s resistance to change and the effect that has on software implementation. An EHR implementation is definitely no exception. In fact, it seems that many doctors are even more resistant to change than other industries, which is why we have the roughly 10% EHR and EMR adoption rate.

In my presentation I found two images that described the challenge of adopting an EHR and resisting change very well.

Does this remind you of discussing implementation of an EHR?
EHR Resistance to Change

This one is a great one, but might take a second to truly understand.
EHR Resistance to Change
Did you notice the wheels in the wagon? Seems a bit like a $60,000 EHR system sitting on the shelf to me.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.

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