Health IT tip of the day: Don't let 'go-live' excitement overshadow subsequent learning curves

The fanfare and pomp surrounding a "go-live," whether for an EHR system or other software, is always much-deserved. Months or years of planning and preparation go into ensuring the software and electronic services are ready for use and functioning at peak capacity.

However, the days following the "go-live" are some of the most crucial for troubleshooting health IT and can be invaluable for identifying weaknesses in both infrastructure and usage.

Have a plan in place to conduct a post-implementation assessment that is geared towards identifying not only software hiccups, but frustrations and hitches for the end-user.

If you would like to share your health IT tips, insights, pointers or best practices, please email Max Green at mgreen@beckershealthcare.com to be featured in the "Health IT tip of the day" series.

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