Electronic health records

Nov-Dec 2004 Issue
Why It's Time to Purchase an Electronic Health Record System [Feature]

The old reasons for holding off may have lost their validity.

Mar 2004 Issue
Are Electronic Records Catching On? [Editor's Page]

Suggests that the EHR market may be maturing and lists AAFP activities promoting EHRs.

Mar 2004 Issue
Communicating With Your Patients Online [Computers]

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.

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.

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