This section provides resources and guidance for the selection of an electronic health record (EHR) vendor and product. Tools are available that can be used as part of a structured process to identify and procure the EHR system that fits the functionalities and needs of your center, and which will support developing a mutually beneficial relationship with the software vendor for successful EHR implementation.  Tools and resources are available to help assess organizational readiness and financial resources, and to develop a communication plan, workflow redesign, migration plan, and solicitation and negotiation for EHR vendor selection.  

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EHR Transition Tips – Motivation and Planning
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EHR Transition Tips – Motivation and Planning

Pearls from health centers undergoing EHR transition

This is part of a set of three EHR transition resources created from the collective EHR transition experiences of several health centers interviewed by HITEQ.

This tip sheet covers two main areas:

  1.  What are your motivations for transitioning to a new EHR? Are your needs met? What are the data exchange requirements?

  2.  Planning is integral to successfully selecting and implementing a new EHR, including assessing IT and financial resources, assessing current workflows, and talking with staff about priorities and likes/dislikes.

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Documents to download

  • Motivation and Planning for EHR Transition(.pdf, 169.84 KB) - 40 download(s)

    There are many reasons why health centers transition from one electronic health record (EHR) to another. However, since switching EHRs can be challenging and takes significant time, effort, and financial resources, health centers should consider many factors before making the transition.

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This resource collection was compiled by the HITEQ Center staff with guidance from HITEQ Advisory Committee members and collaborators of the HITEQ Center.

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