DOs who have developed expertise in EHRs or simply learned through trial and error share their knowledge.
Government's nationwide network helps physicians select and implement electronic health records and secure performance bonuses.
With the push for electronic health records, medical data have become increasingly vulnerable to security breaches.
Physicians doubled their old rate of mistakes within 12 weeks of using a new EHR, researchers reported.
Anxieties about cost, reliability, patient privacy weigh on some DOs. But one expert says many worries have been addressed in recent years.
After months of searching for an EHR, Oklahoma practice pulls plug after two months.
With help from a regional extension center, husband and wife team earn $21,250 for upgrading their electronic health record system.
“It’s frustrating,” says Joseph R. Schlecht, DO. “It takes an extra hour a day to do my work.”
Anna M. Lamb, DO, never even gave a thought to using paper records when she opened her solo practice.
In a Q-and-A, David Blumenthal, MD, discusses the state of health information exchange and the problems with choosing an EHR system.