The success or failure of an electronic health record implementation can often hinge on the engagement and buy-in of the organization’s physicians. When properly engaged, this vital group can champion the effort and escort your organization into the future. The Specialists Training Specialists (STS) approach increases engagement and ownership for this most important segment of end users.
By embracing STS and preparing peer trainers, providers are given a more in-depth experience with the EHR and can serve as key figures in the organization for years to come. STS gives providers one more way to become part of the implementation team by leading into the future instead of having the system forced upon them.
Engagement. Accountability. Sustainability. These three dimensions are the EHR implementation triple aim for physician adoption and preparation. To address these issues, healthcare organizations need to focus on the following:
The STS approach gives physicians the opportunity to take a leadership role in the implementation process rather than passively receiving the changes. By becoming peer trainers, specialists engage with the EHR system at a deeper level, mastering its functionalities and best practices. This expertise not only helps their fellow physicians but also positions them as key figures in the organization's technological transformation for years to come.
The STS approach provides a solid foundation for success and ensures that physicians remain at the forefront of driving positive change in the industry. Optimum’s White Paper on STS addresses five key areas to explore: