Electronic health records

January/February 2012 Issue
How to Avoid Conflicts Between Your New EHR and Your Old Billing Company [Feature]

The author points out several ways that a new EHR system may disrupt billing and collections -- e.g. disrupting relationships with an external billing company or entailing a change in practice management system -- and suggests tactics for keeping the transition smooth and still taking full advantage of all the features of the new system.

September/October 2011 Issue
The EHR Incentive Program: Consider Waiting for Next Year [Opinion]

It may get easier and cheaper to earn the incentive.

July/August 2011 Issue
The 2011 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 2,719 Family Physicians [Feature]

The authors summarize the results of the 2011 survey of AAFP member satisfaction with EHR systems, providing detailed results for several of the most popular systems.

March/April 2011 Issue
The Hope and the Hype of Health IT [The Last Word]

Diagnosing illness and treating patients: There's just not an app for that.

March/April 2011 Issue
The Problem With Health IT [From The Editor]

It will do great things – someday. But what do you do until then?

January/February 2011 Issue
The 2011 FPM Survey of User Satisfaction With EHR Systems [Feature]

The survey instrument for the 2011 FPM survey of physician satisfaction with EHR systems, fielded in the form of an article in the January/February 2011 issue.

November/December 2010 Issue
Successful EHR Implementations: Attitude Is Everything [Feature]

The article argues that the right attitude is a major determinant of success in implementation of a new EMR system -- that while knowledge and adequate resources are crucial to success, the first requisites are "full commitment, extensive engagement, and the desire to see continual improvement."

September/October 2010 Issue
A Physician's Guide to the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs: The Basics [Feature]

The article explains the final regulations that govern how physicians may start to receive incentive payments in 2011 for the "meaningful use of certified EHR technology."

July/Aug 2010 Issue
Three Bright Ideas for Improving Electronic Health Record Usability [Opinion]

Don't just complain about your EHR system; help make it better.

July/Aug 2010 Issue
EHR Satisfaction: User Characteristics Matter [Feature]

The authors analyze data from the 2009 FPM Survey of User Satisfaction with EHR systems to identify factors such as practice size and user involvement in system selection that may influence satisfaction regardless of the EHR system used.

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