Today I stumbled upon this video from 6 years ago with Flagler Hospital celebrating the implementation and launch of the Allscripts EMR in their organization. Here’s the video in case you’ve never seen it:
We’ve written previously about the value of these videos bringing the team at your hospital together. Any big project such as an EHR implementation is a challenging thing and it’s important to get your whole team involved and to have some fun in the process.
At the end of the video they hold up a sign that says Good Bye Paper. 6 years later, I wonder how they feel about this video and their EHR implementation. Would they still be doing the happy dance? Could they make another video celebrating their EHR?
I know a few organizations where they could. They’ve implemented the EHR effectively and are happy with how it works. Sure, they still have things they’d like changed, updated, modified, etc. However, they’re generally happy to be on an EHR over paper charts. Plus, there’s a whole generation of doctors now that don’t know the paper charts world and know no difference.
Unfortunately, there are many other hospitals that are cursing their EHR software. They might do a video about their EHR, but it would be a satire video about the challenges they still face using an EHR.
Where are you at with your EHR? Are you doing a happy dance or are you disappointed, frustrated, or upset with having to use an EHR in your hospital? Share your thoughts in the comments.