Electronic health records

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]

It's going to be a challenging year, but we can do this.

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.

November/December 2013 Issue
How to Survive an EHR Meaningful Use Audit [Feature]

As part of the meaningful use program, which awards financial incentives to physicians for use of electronic health records (EHRs), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is instituting random audits of incentive recipients. Practices facing these audits are advised to use a combination of careful record-keeping practices, close consultation with EHR vendors, and good relations with the auditors themselves to meet their record requests and avoid any penalties.

July/August 2013 Issue
HITIOS: Why Cynicism Is Helpful When Working With Health IT [The Last Word]

Beware the tendency of health information technologists to grossly underestimate the time and effort required to update and operate their products.

May/June 2013 Issue
Making EHR Notes More Readable [Opinion]

A filtered display would make notes easier to read, assimilate, and use.

May/June 2013 Issue
HIPAA Again: Confronting the Updated Privacy and Security Rules [Feature]

Author explains final "omnibus" rule released from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Jan. 17 that it said would strengthen patient privacy protections, give patients greater control over their health records, and beef up the government’s ability to enforce the regulations.

January/February 2013 Issue
Secure Messaging: Myths, Facts, and Pitfalls [Feature]

The author describes her clinic's experience with secure patient-physician messaging, including findings about levels of patient interest in the service, successful and unsuccessful attempts to encourage use of the service, and an assessment of its overall success.

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