While the EHR and other clinical IT resources present tremendous value potential, health systems struggle with wringing value from these tools. Success in achieving the intended transformation required by the advanced care models has been elusive. Many healthcare leaders expected meaningful benefits to quickly follow once the EHR was installed. Yet, successful installation of the EHR does not equate with effective integration of the tools into the workflow and culture of a healthcare organization.
To get real value from the EHR, organizational commitment and clinician involvement are critical, and an organized clinical informatics program plays a pivotal role.