InformationWeek, June 24, 2011
Whether you're a chief medical officer at a large hospital or a solo practitioner, there are plenty of opportunities popping up for non-techies to learn everything they need to know about health IT. Since many of these professionals don't need to learn all the nitty-gritty technical details about electronic health records to understand how the systems will impact their organizations, some training and professional organizations are now focusing their attention on the fundamentals. Most non-technical clinical leaders, administrators, and practice managers aren't responsible for rolling out or supporting the systems, but need to understand why they're being implemented. That includes learning about the challenges to expect--disruptive workflow changes, for example--when their organizations roll out EHRs, as well as the benefits of successful implementations, such as the ability to detect a wrong prescription for an allergic patient before it's written.