EHR Implementations, critical in improving healthcare, have been slow.

The problem

Capital-intensive deployment

EHR systems are capital intensive due to the high cost of procurement and installation making it unaffordable for most healthcare providers.

Costly maintenance of EHR systems

EHR systems are costly to maintain due ongoing hardware and software maintenance required after implementation.

Limited IT infrastructure

EHR systems are costly to set-up due to limited or no hardware infrastructure, and poor or lack of network infrastructure.

Lack of human resources

Barrier to successful adoption of EHR systems is the lack of human resources to train. Without adequate training, healthcare staff lack comfort with electronic medical records.