Barrier: Slowed-down data entry
Solution: Speech recognition software
"Typing itself is a barrier" to EHR adoption, says Adem Arslani, BSN, MS, director of information systems and clinical informatics at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Ill. He recommends speech-recognition software to facilitate EHR use without slowing down a physician's workflow. The software can "help the physician document much more efficiently," he says.