EHR Countdown: Lessons learned from medicine’s mistakes
After spending three days at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting last month discussing the future of electronic health records (EHRs) with dentists, office managers, and vendors, I am convinced we are not reinventing the wheel here.
And coming out of those discussions, I am more convinced than ever that experiences and lessons I learned during the past decade being involved with the purchase and implementation of medical EHRs can translate directly to dentistry. So perhaps we are fortunate in dentistry that we are just now at the beginning of the adoption curve of dental EHRs. Hopefully, we can avoid the pitfalls experienced by our medical colleagues during the past 10 years of EHR adoption.