Best Practices: Electronic Medical Recordkeeping

Aug 01, 2009


Off the Charts: 6 Steps to Electronic Medical Recordkeeping

The federal government has been pushing electronic medical records for years as a way to reduce costs and improve outcomes. The hope is that digital storage of patient data will not only save money by reducing paperwork, but eliminate the duplicate procedures and tests that are often ordered by physicians who don’t have access to a patient’s full history. Increased coordination and improved information should result in better quality of care.

Oh, and there are incentives to be had as well. Here’s how to get started with EMR. (B100709)

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