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Vision is a funny thing, you have to see it before you see it or you will never see it...

Dr. Jack Graham

Prestonwood Church

Planning ~ a blueprint for success

There is no substitute for good training.  Good training can only happen with good planning.  Planning requires a vision for the future you want for your practice.  Excellent strong positive leadership will be required with a solid plan that breaks you from the past creating a positive environment for transition to a renewed practice.  

The most important lesson I ever learned about vision did not come from Optometry school.  It came from my Pastor.  He taught me a most important lesson in leadership.  You have to see it before you see it, or you will never see it.  I think Vision is what separates great leaders from the rest.  It is certainly necessary integrating EHR. 

What that means for EHR deployment is a clear vision of what you want for your practice and a positive attitude for change.  After all, if you don't know where you want to be, how can you expect you staff to get you there?  Without a positive attitude for change you will get resistance to change and bad attitudes at every turn.  Your team must understand failure is not an option and the journey may be tough, but it can be fun and exciting at the same time.  The most challenging and profitable events in my practice have been EHR technology deployments.   To be clear, it is costly up front to change but 6-12 months later you will be in a better place for a more profitable and smoother running practice your patients will love.

I like John Wayne's quote because it extends to almost everything in life.  He says 'Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid'.  That really applies to EHR and IT integration into your practice.  I would like to show you how to do it the smart way and avoid many of my stupid mistakes.

Next is a solid plan to execute for implementation.  

Planning for EHR deployment

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