ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Electronic health records
Without it, practice transformation and optimal outcomes will be difficult to achieve.
Health information technology may revolutionize care … someday.
Reports on the results of the FPM survey of EHR users that was distributed in the April 2007 issue of the journal.
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.