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Assessing Your Practice Readiness

Readiness Assessment Tools

Yes, several readiness assessment tools are available to help you assess your organizational readiness. See the following resources for more information.

Whatever tool or methodology you use, the assessment team should score your readiness in several different areas, including:

  • Management/executive readiness
  • Administrative/operational readiness
  • Technical readiness
  • Clinical readiness
  • Organizational culture readiness

Your Local Regional Extension Center Can Help

Your local Regional Extension Center (REC) can help you as you assess your readiness and prepare for electronic health record (EHR) implementation. RECs are located in every region of the country to help health care providers select, implement, and become adept and meaningful users of EHRs. Contact your local REC to find out if you are eligible for free or reduced-price EHR implementation support.