EHR Training Often Rushed, Overwhelming

Marla Durben Hirsch | FierceEMR | May 30, 2012

Some of the problems that hospitals and practices are running into with electronic health record adoption stem from the ways that staff are trained on the systems, Andres Jimenez, CEO of EHR training provider ImplementHIT, told Becker's Hospital Review in a recent interview.

For example, many EHR training programs rush to provide advanced training when physicians are not yet ready, overwhelming them and ultimately lowering retention rates.

"Think of the EHR like a Bentley. The driver must first learn how to control the vehicle, drive straight, yield to alerts like school zones and avoid any major accidents," Jimenez told Becker's. "These are the basics of driving...