EMRs: Worth the Pain?

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Maryland providers are faced with the difficult task of selecting and implementing electronic medical records (EMRs) to improve and engage patients in their overall care. A large percentage of providers continue to operate with paper charts, which are neither efficient nor safe.


With the various government incentives available to encourage adoption of electronic records, medical professionals understand the advantages and care improvements that EMRs supply, although most are unequipped to adjust to the inevitable hurdle of a significant practice workflow transformation. Implementation of an EMR can be a challenge at first; however it is well worth the investment in the end.


A practice’s return on investment (ROI) depends upon choosing a solution that is a fit for the practice. To ease the difficult selection process, Maryland’s Health Information Exchange (HIE) provides support and recommendations for a select number of EMR vendors.

See on www.mdphysicianmag.com


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