What Changes Were Thrust Upon EHR During COVID-19 and What Will Be the Longer Term Impacts of These Changes?

Many people don’t realize all the changes that were required by an EHR to be able to more effectively manage everything that was happening with COVID-19.  Whether it was new user permissions, new codes, new locations, and much more, many EHR experts spent long hours ensuring their healthcare organization could manage everything that came with COVID-19 patients.

Healthcare IT Today recently sat down with Justin A. Diehl, CHCIO, MBA, PMP, Vice President – Epic Services at CereCore to learn more about what he saw EHR experts do to manage the COVID-19 crisis.  Plus, we talk about the lasting impact for good and bad that these changes will have on healthcare organizations.  Then, we ask him where EHR software wasn’t ready for COVID-19 and what things EHR vendors need to do to better prepare for future crisis.

Also, coming from an EHR consulting company, we ask him how COVID-19 has impacted the EHR consulting business and how some of the EHR optimization and implementation delays are going to impact healthcare.  Then, we ask Diehl to look into what the next couple years will look like for EHR projects within the hospital and the EHR consulting business.

Learn more about CereCore: https://cerecore.net/

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of HealthcareScene.com, 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, EXPO.health, 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.