Dr. Joel Diamond, medical director of Diamond, Fera and Associates, explained how concentrating on people rather than IT and engaging the medical leadership and the rest of the staff at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for successful hospital implementation of an electronic health record and how these lessons can be applied to a physician practice. Diamond also described how his practice achieved a one-year ROI turnaround from its EHR implementation. Dr. Jim Morrow, North Fulton’s vice president and chief information officer and Dr. Diamond provided physician practices with the key factors to consider when deciding to implement an EHR, along with the critical steps to a successful EHR implementation during a March 21, 2007 audio conference, Essential Elements for Physician Practice PFP Success: Key Steps in EHR Selection and Implementation.

Source: Successful Hospital Implementation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center