5 Tips for a Stress-Free EHR Migration
post by Molly McCutcheon, TriMed Technologies - August 17, 2022


Migrating to a new EHR can be a daunting task. There are so many things to consider, and if you're not careful, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. In this blog post, we will discuss five tips for stress-free EHR migration. By following these tips, you can make the transition process as smooth as possible!

Tip #1

The first step when migrating to a new EHR is to ensure that you understand your current system. What works well? What doesn't work well? What are your specific needs and goals with your new EHR? Once you have a good grasp of your current system, you can start to look at new EHR options that will better meet your needs. Selecting your new EHR is the most daunting step of the process, so understanding your needs is vital.

Tip #2

Having great support for troubleshooting after installing your new EHR is one thing, but the implementation period is essential for minimizing the support necessary. Discuss the training, migration, and implementation services your new EHR company supplies. You may want to consider a different EHR software if they do not offer or include data migration assistance and training for the entire team. Training should be provided for the whole team; this includes clinicians, nurses, providers, front desk staff, and anyone who will or might use your new EHR now or in the future.

Tip #3

Another important tip is to start small. Don't try to do too much too soon. When first using your new EHR, it's best to focus on a few key features and functionality. Once you're comfortable with those, you can start to add on more. The majority of EHRs on the market are extremely complex as a whole, but by biting off smaller chunks users can and will learn the system in and out.

Tip #4

One of the most common mistakes medical practices make during EHR migration is not budgeting enough time for training. Training is essential for a successful transition. Ensure you allocate adequate time and resources for training, so everyone knows how to use the new system effectively.

Tip #5

Finally, don't forget to plan for post-migration support. Even after your new EHR is up and running, there will likely be some bumps, and having a plan for post-migration support can ensure that any problems are quickly resolved.

By following these tips, you can make your EHR migration as smooth and stress-free as possible! Are you worried about the task of migrating to a new EHR? Our team of EHR migration and implementation experts is available to answer any questions you may have.