ITEMS IN FPM ON TOPIC:

Electronic health records

Jun 2003 Issue
Open-Source Software: Just What the Doctor Ordered? [Computers]

The article describes the open source approach to software and explains why it may help in the development of an EHR system that is affordable for solo and small-group practices


May 2003 Issue
Implementing an EMR System: One Clinic's Experience [Feature]

This residency’s implementation plan succeeded by leaving as little as possible to chance.


Oct 2002 Issue
Why I Love My EMR [Feature]

Two years after he took his practice digital, the author addresses the concerns of others who contemplate leaving paper records behind.


Jul-Aug 2002 Issue
Four Principles for Better Test-Result Tracking [Feature]

Lost or misfiled test results can delay needed care. Here’s how to prevent this common error in office-based practice.


Apr 2002 Issue
How Much Will That EMR System Really Cost? [Computers]

Installing an EMR system in a practice not only includes the initial purchase price, but ongoing costs as well. The author identifies what the continuing costs of an EMR are and provides a tool practices can use to calculate their own costs.


Jan 2002 Issue
Looking for a Good Electronic Medical Records System? [Computers]

The article includes a list of EMR (electronic medical record) features that potential buyers can use when deciding what kind of EMR to purchase. The article also provides information on conducting a needs assessment so that physician practices can choose an EMR system that most closely matches their requirements.


May 2001 Issue
Electronic Paper & Pencil: How to Develop Your Own Low-Cost Electronic Medical Record [Feature]

If you know how to use modern word-processing software, you can create your own electronic medical records.


Mar 2001 Issue
Electronic Medical Records: 10 Questions I Didn't Know to Ask [Feature]

Buying an EMR system? No matter how great it seems to be, get good answers to these questions before you buy.


Jan 2001 Issue
Electronic Medical Records: The FPM Vendor Survey [Feature]

The advent of Internet-based EMR systems gives you new options. Here we report on 23 conventional systems and five Internet-based ones.


Jan 2001 Issue
The EMR: Not Just a Computerized Chart [Editor's Page]

Suggests that an EMR is much more than "the electronic equivalent of a chart" -- that it opens the way for functionality not normally associated with the patient record


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