Appl Clin Inform 2011; 02(02): 158-164
DOI: 10.4338/ACI-2010-11-CR-0066
Case Report
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Implementing Electronic Health Records in a Small Subspecialty Practice
M. Terpenning
1  Santa Monica Hematology-Oncology Consultants, Santa Monica, CA, USA
A. Berlin
2  Independent Consultant, San Francisco, CA, USA
J. Graham
3  NorthBay Health System, Fairfield, CA, USA
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Publication History

Received: 17 November 2010

Accepted: 31 March 2011

Publication Date:
16 December 2017 (online)


Electronic health record adoption has failed to achieve critical mass in small private practices in no small part due to lack of leadership; the challenge of cultural change; and the difficulty of adapting to new automated workflows. We present one small practice that successfully navigated these obstacles, and examine its accomplishments through the lens of organizational psychology.