Many practises experience failure in implementing due to their inability
to model costs that can occur during and after implementation.
Given the data available on implementation, a vast majority of
practises revealed that their implementation was troubled by financial problems.
EHR failure usually involves one or more of these four issues:
Technical EHR implementation failures, where the wrong hardware/software combination was installed, or where there were issues with wireless connectivity.
Financial failures, where the expected EHR ROI wasn’t realized, or the costs were significantly more than expected.
Software incompatibility issues, where the EHR system didn’t interface with an existing medical practice management system
People-related issues, where some physicians or staff members avoid training or simply refuse to use the EHR system. This can leave a medical practice with the worst of both worlds: paper charts for some physicians and patients, and electronic records for others.