How Do I Know If I am Ready to Implement Health IT?
Performing a readiness assessment can help determine whether your health care clinic or physician practice is ready to implement health IT. In conducting a readiness assessment, both clinical and business aspects of the organization should be considered. The assessment should include an evaluation of patient and practice characteristics. In addition, it should consider the resources currently available in your office, such as existing IT infrastructure, staff aptitude with computer applications, organizational culture, and staff leadership skills. For care of HIV/AIDS patients specifically, the readiness assessment should consider your organization’s capacity to implement particular functionalities that are key to your HIV/AIDS population’s complex health care needs and public health reporting requirements.
Organizational Readiness Assessment – This toolkit survey helps organizations to assess their readiness to implement electronic health records (EHRs) and other health information technology (HIT).
ORHP Rural Health IT Adoption Toolbox: Getting Started, Readiness Assessment – This toolbox module includes information on how you can conduct a health IT readiness assessment.
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