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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 forcing the system 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:

  • Engagement: Involving physicians in the decision-making process and empowering them to have a say in how the EHR system is implemented fosters a sense of ownership and commitment. Engaged physicians are more likely to embrace the change, adopt the new system, and actively participate in improving workflows.
  • Accountability: Making physicians accountable for their roles in the implementation ensures that they feel responsible for its success. When physicians understand that their engagement and input are valued, they are more likely to take ownership of the process and invest effort into mastering the EHR system.
  • Sustainability: The long-term success of an EHR implementation relies on the continued support and enthusiasm of physicians. By ensuring that physicians are well-prepared and fully invested in the implementation, organizations can secure sustained success in the years to come.

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The STS approach allows physicians 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 helps their fellow physicians and 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:

  • Project planning
  • Resource planning
  • Project budget
  • Physician adoption
  • Outcome measurement

Learn more about the STS approach by downloading our White Paper. Or, if you’re ready to discuss how STS fits into your current training approach, contact us today.

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