EMR implementation: big bang or a phased approach?

J Med Pract Manage. Mar-Apr 2008;23(5):279-81.


There are two major strategies to implementing an EMR: the big-bang approach and the phased, or incremental, approach. Each strategy has pros and cons that must be considered. This article discusses these approaches and the risks and benefits of each as well as some training strategies that can be used with either approach.

MeSH terms

  • Diffusion of Innovation*
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized*
  • Practice Management, Medical
  • United States