Electronic health records

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.

March/April 2010 Issue
Should Doctors Reject the Government's EHR Incentive Plan? [Opinion]

It's a big hill to climb for a carrot that may not be there when you reach the top.

Nov-Dec 2009 Issue
Ten Steps to a Patient-Centered Medical Home [Feature]

The author recommends an organized, step-by-step approach to converting a typical family medicine practice to a patient-centered medical home.

Nov-Dec 2009 Issue
The 2009 EHR User Satisfaction Survey: Responses From 2,012 Family Physicians [Feature]

The authors report the results of FPM's 2009 Survey of User Satisfaction with EHR systems; the report reflects responses from approximately 2,000 AAFP members and includes system-specific results for about 20 EHR systems.

Jul-Aug 2009 Issue
"Will the Feds Really Buy Me an EHR?" and Other Commonly Asked Questions About the HITECH Act [Feature]

The article answers physicians' questions about the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which allocated $19.5 billion for the adoption of health care information technology and modified the HIPAA requirements.

Jul-Aug 2009 Issue
Toward a Modular EHR [Opinion]

Imagine being able to buy just the parts of an EHR system that you need.

May-Jun 2009 Issue
The Third FPM Survey of User Satisfaction With EHR Systems [Feature]

The article provides the 2009 version of the EHR survey form.

Jul-Aug 2008 Issue
How We Improved Our Practice and Our Bottom Line With a New EMR System [Feature]

The author, an admitted EHR enthusiast, describes the successful implementation of an EHR system and the capabilities the practice has gained from the system.

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