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Electronic health records
The old reasons for holding off may have lost their validity.
Suggests that the EHR market may be maturing and lists AAFP activities promoting EHRs.
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.
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
This residency’s implementation plan succeeded by leaving as little as possible to chance.
Two years after he took his practice digital, the author addresses the concerns of others who contemplate leaving paper records behind.
Lost or misfiled test results can delay needed care. Here’s how to prevent this common error in office-based practice.
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.
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.
If you know how to use modern word-processing software, you can create your own electronic medical records.