ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:
Electronic health records
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.
The article describes one clinic's experience moving from paper charts to an electronic medical record run on wireless, tablet PCs.
The author describes a step-wise process for selecting and purchasing an electronic medical record system.
The 2005 FPM survey of user satisfaction with EHR systems; this is the survey instrument, disseminated as an article in the Feb 2005 issue.
This article will compare low-cost EMRs to high-cost EMRs and discuss whether practices can benefit as much as or more from a low-cost EMR.
Choosing the right electronic health record system for your practice may not be easy, but this issue makes it easier.
The author, who led his group's EMR selection committee, describes changes in the market, in EMRs, and in health care that make this the right time for all practices to seriously consider purchasing an EMR system.
This is the first in a two-part series that reviews what the current options are for online communication with patients, how to integrate online communication with patients into a busy practice, and what the relevant guidelines are for privacy and financial success.
Suggests that the EHR market may be maturing and lists AAFP activities promoting EHRs.