Three publications cover electronic medical records, including a report on how small physician groups use EMRs, a buyers guide on EMR applications, and an overview of computer-based patient records.
The California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) today released three publications covering electronic medical records (EMRs) including a report on how small physician groups are using EMRs; a buyer's guide on leading EMR applications; and an overview of the use and adoption of computer-based patient records (CPRs).
According to Thomas Lee, M.D., CHCF senior program officer, "Every year, thousands of medical errors occur because of incomplete access to a patient’s medical record. The use of EMRs has the potential not only to reduce the number of medical errors but also to improve the quality and efficiency of care." CHCF commissioned the reports to better understand how physicians currently use EMRs, what products currently exist, and what factors may hinder or promote the adoption of EMRs.
The new reports include:
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Electronic Medical Records: Lessons from Small Physician Practices
Electronic Medical Records: A Buyer's Guide for Small Physician Practices
Use and Adoption of Computer-based Patient Records