Survey Indicates EMRs Are Priority One for Healthcare IT Professionals

You may be surprised to know that eighty-five percent of Healthcare IT professionals are either in the middle of an EHR project or plan to begin execution within the next 18 months. That’s according to a survey by Embarcadero Technologies, a San Francisco-based provider of database tools and developer software. The survey also stated that two thirds of the respondents believe their IT departments are ready to implement EMR systems that will comply with meaningful use.

Meeting specific criteria is daunting and for an EMR project to be truly effective and compliant with official regulations it will require a reliable mobile computing solution that offers security options like fingerprint scanners and smartcard readers. Durability is also a critical element in order to withstand inevitable bumps, drops and spills at the point of care.

I recently discussed critical points for EMR deployments in a blog post titled ‘It’s All About The System…’ The post is worth reading if you are in the process of rolling out an EMR and in search of tips for a successful IT system.