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Electronic health records
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
Not ready for a full-blown electronic medical record? You can do a lot of computerization with a little investment of time and money.
Discusses the financial problem that vendors want to sell expensive EMR systems that FPs think they want but can't afford, thus leaving most practices without any EMR.
This article will address common misconceptions about what can and can't be accomplished by switching to computerized patient records.
Using information technology, this Texas practice is working smarter and serving patients better.