- Assess Your Practice Readiness
- Plan Your Approach
- Select or Upgrade to a Certified EHR
- Conduct Training & Implement an EHR System
- Achieve Meaningful Use
- Continue Quality Improvement
Assess Your Practice Readiness
The first step in EHR implementation is to conduct an assessment of your current practice and its goals, needs, and financial and technical readiness. With an accurate view of your level of preparedness, your practice can design an implementation plan that meets the specific needs of your practice.
Plan Your Approach
Planning draws on the information gathered during the assessment phase, to outline the practice's EHR implementation plan.
Select or Upgrade to a Certified EHR
There are a number of steps involved in choosing the right EHR system for your practice. Eligible health care professionals and eligible hospitals must use certified EHR technology in order to achieve meaningful use and qualify for incentive payments. Looking to make your current EHRs meaningful use compliant? Start here.
Conduct Training & Implement an EHR System
EHR implementation involves the installation of the EHR system and associated activities, such as training, mock “go-live,” and pilot testing.
Achieve Meaningful Use
The final phase of EHR implementation includes successfully attesting to demonstrating meaningful use of EHRs, and reassessing what you have learned from training and everyday use of the system.
Continue Quality Improvement
Emphasizes continuous evaluation of your practice's goals and needs post-EHR-implementation to continue improving workflows that achieve the individual practice's goals while leveraging the functionality of electronic health records (EHRs).