Nope. HealthcareIT always seems just five to 10 years away from radically transforming healthcare, but the deadline moves ahead at the same speed as the calendar, according to one guy who's obviously spent a lot of time watching the healthcare industry chase itself in circles.
According to CSC's list of success factors, EHR projects need to have the right leadership, right culture, right governance, doctors, nurses and stakeholders engaged and accountable for the transformation?
The rest of the success factors aren't that surprising -- every project needs enough money, accepted standards, matched timeline and expectations, training/communications and vendor partnerships.
It's just the first five (usually the most important, but I hope they were counting backward) that sound like the more remedial portions of "Baby's First Technology Project."
Healthcare IT projects are really complicated and they're starting much farther back than companies in other industries, most of which also got excited about computers sometime in the Disco era, but actually kept using and sometimes updating them right through the 80s and 90s.
Hospitals have traditionally been run as a collection of fiefdoms in which department heads made all the decisions about when to use computers and what kind -- which usually boiled down to "no" and "cheap ones."
No matter what anyone says about ObamaCare (double-check their facts; chances are they haven't), the IT requirements in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act can only make the whole convoluted, inefficient process of delivering and paying for healthcare more efficient.