ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Electronic health records
The author describes a Web-based program that allows physicians to enable patients to record accurate histories on their own; most physicians with EHR systems can have the patient-recorded history automatically incorporated into the progress note.
Family physicians have accumulated a wealth of EHR wisdom. The trick is to get it to those who need it.
The 2007 version of the EHR user-satisfaction survey form.
The author outlines common misconceptions that physicians have about medical software that prevent successful software implementation and suggests ways to deal with them.
Based on his experience implementing an EHR system and study of other implementation projects, the author outlines the steps necessary for a successful implementation.
Technology won’t solve all our problems, and it may even cause a few.
While some feel a computer in the exam room takes the focus off the patient, these authors offer a Top 10 list of the ways doctor-patient interaction can be enhanced with EHR use.
Reports on the results of the FPM survey of EHR users that was disseminated in the February 2005 issue.
A plea for responses to the online user satisfaction survey launched with the Feb issue.
Author describes how his residency program uses Crystal Reports to produce reports from their EMR system -- reports that have been useful in QI programs that have improved A1c, LDL and other outcome parameters.