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The late-breaking regulations for electronic health records require practices to get up to speed quickly.
You need to prepare for the next round of electronic health record requirements to keep it from swamping your practice.
Organizing chronic illness care with a registry will streamline your workflow, improve patient outcomes and provide data for quality improvement.
Who needs an EHR? Software you already have can help you make sure your patients get the care they need.
The chronic care model offers a proactive, organized approach that can improve outcomes and satisfaction, but no paradigm shift comes easy.
The article continues a series on one group's participation in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's chronic care quality improvement project. This article explains how a practice can identify its patients who have diabetes and organize that information into a registry.