We focus on the challenges of an EHR implementation so often that people easily ignore some of the many reasons why your EHR implementation will succeed. The glass is half full if you want it to be, so here are five reasons why an EHR implementation will succeed.
Government, With Billions In Loans, Bets Electronic Medical Records Can Improve Care The New York Times reports that electronic health records hold potential for major improvements in health outcomes for patients as the federal government puts a renewed emphasis on implementing and digitizing patients’ information. “President Obama’s economic stimulus included $19.2 billion for health information technology, and a number of… Read more →
NEW YORK – Two health IT extension centers in New York state have begun work helping primary care physicians convert from paper to digital records. The centers, which received $48.2 million of federal stimulus money, are among 60 across the country that will offer providers step-by-step help implementing electronic health record systems in their practices. The implementation and use of… Read more →
May 4 (Bloomberg) — The Obama administration plans to announce today the selection of 15 communities that will share in $220 million worth of grants for pilot projects to test health-care information technology. The money comes from the economic stimulus legislation passed last year and is intended to encourage development and use of systems to connect doctors, hospitals and patients,… Read more →
In many respects, American doctors today labor much the way their counterparts did 50 years ago. Most are in practices with five or fewer other physicians. They keep their records on paper in longhand. When they need to consult a colleague, they reach for the telephone. They bill for each visit. They have little idea about how their skills compare… Read more →