Practice Matters

Tips for Transitioning to a New Electronic Health Record System

Jean Rosiak, NP

From Aurora Health Care, Comprehensive Breast Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Correspondence to: Jean Rosiak, NP, Aurora Health Care, Comprehensive Breast Center, 945 North 12th Street, Suite 2110, Milwaukee, WI 53233. E-mail: jeanie@wi.rr.com


J Adv Pract Oncol 2012;3:330–332 | DOI: 10.6004/jadpro.2012.3.5.6 | © 2012 Harborside Press®


  

ABSTRACT

The dreaded memo came on a Friday afternoon (as dreaded memos often seem to do). It read: “You must sign up for training for the change from Cerner to the Epic System.” Insert any vendor’s name in place of either of these two electronic health record (EHR) systems,1 and the feeling of dread it brings on is the same.

My first question was “Why?” The current system seemed to be working just fine. One of the answers to that question is “financial incentive.” The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) allocates as much as $27 billion over 10 years to support the adoption of EHRs...

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