EMRs Challenging for Small Practices

January 2010
Health Management Technology;Jan2010, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p6
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The article discusses the benefits of using electronic medical records (EMRs) among small and midsize medical practices. With EMRs, small practices can improve the quality and safety of their services through the use of clinical decision support and will no longer need paper charts, electronic ordering and charge capture. Small practices should consider the functionality that EMRs provide in addition to lowering costs. It is suggested that successful adoption of EMRs should include an evaluation of its costs, work flow and human factor issues.


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