Electronic health records

September/October 2015 Issue
Staying Connected: Eight Tips for Mindful Office Visits With an EHR [The Last Word]

A few simple changes can help you focus on your patient instead of your EHR.

July/August 2015 Issue
Should You Treat Patients Virtually? [Feature]

As virtual visits become more popular, physicians should consider their value and what it would take to provide them.

March/April 2015 Issue
Electronic Access to Adolescents' Health Records: Legal, Policy, and Practice Implications [Feature]

Letting minors view their health records online means finding a compromise between patient privacy and parental rights.

January/February 2015 Issue
Removing Six Key Barriers to Online Portal Use [Feature]

Portals can benefit your practice and your patients, but you have to get them using the technology first.

January/February 2015 Issue
Patient Portals: The Good, the Bad, and the Inevitable [From The Editor]

Some physicians and patients have been reticent to embrace online portals, but the changing nature of health care will accelerate the process.

January/February 2015 Issue
EHR Switch Survey: Responses From 305 Family Physicians [Feature]

Changing your EHR could lead to greater practice satisfaction – or not. The results of this survey may surprise you.

July/August 2014 Issue
The FPM Survey of Family Physicians Who Have Changed EHR Systems [Feature]

Spend a few minutes responding to the survey, and you can help hundreds of colleagues - and just maybe win yourself an iPad Air.

July/August 2014 Issue
EHR Dissatisfaction: Is It Time to Switch Your EHR? [From The Editor]

A new FPM survey will explore why physicians change EHRs and whether doing so increases their EHR satisfaction.

January/February 2014 Issue
2014 Is Finally Here - Oh My! [From The Editor]

Physicians will face several significant challenges in 2014, including Meaningful Use Stage 2, ICD-10, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Having a helpful electronic health record vendor will be key to navigating the Stage 2 and ICD-10 issues, but physicians also need to educate themselves on the coming changes. Anxiety about these changes, as well as the ACA, will affect both physicians and patients, at least for a while. Preparation is essential. Although it's going to be a challenging year, physicians and their office staff can get through this and be better off on the other side.

January/February 2014 Issue
Making Sense of Meaningful Use Stage 2: Second Wave or Tsunami? [Feature]

Physicians who have completed Stage 1 meaningful use criteria face a new round of regulations in 2014 to remain in compliance. Stage 2 includes both brand-new rules as well as continued monitoring of existing criteria, many of which have been expanded or changed from optional to mandatory. These changes will require significantly adjusting many work practices and likely mean additional or updated technology. Attached tables detail the new Stage 2 requirements and the timetable for when incentives for participating in the program end and penalties for non-compliance begin.

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