BC Advantage - 2009 Issue 3

You Can't Just Point and Click Your Way to Successful EHR Implementation

The message is clear: The way to the future will involve some type of electronic medical records (EMRs, or electronic health records, EHRs). EHRs are a priority of healthcare advocacy groups, and physicians, prompted by PQRI and e-prescribing incentives, already have adopted EHRs in record numbers.EHRs promise many advantages - no more trying to decipher illegible handwriting, and no more searching for lost and misfiled charts. Imagine, all the answers just a few keystrokes away! But the true promise of EHRs, improved patient care, depends on the quality of the records themselves. EHRs may be a worthwhile investment...

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