The quality, safety, and affordability of US health care are serious concerns, and private- and public-sector entities have consistently advocated that an integral part of solving these problems is the adoption and use of electronic health record (EHR) systems. The second edition of Electronic Health Records: A Guide for Clinicians and Administrators is useful for anyone undecided about investing in an EHR system or who wishes to gain a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of the increasing potential and issues associated with EHRs. The book provides sound advice and effectively mixes prose with figures and tables … an excellent resource for introductory courses on health care systems. Overall, this second edition of Electronic Health Records should be a key resource, recommended as a must for the bookshelf or library of persons or organizations contemplating adopting or updating an EHR system. --The Journal of the American Medical Association
A useful, timely compendium of knowledge and advice that will be invaluable to those not already familiar with EMR systems. (Review of first edition) --Journal of Biomedical Informatics
... a thoughtful workbook for individuals or groups planning to implement an electronic medical record system. (Review of first edition) --Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
From the Publisher
The inspiration for this book came from the many clinicians whom I have encountered over the past four years who found themselves in the frustrating position of wanting to implement an electronic medical record (EMR) system and having no idea where to start the process.
This book is an attempt to answer the many questions that arise when implementing an EMR system. As an aid to the reader, the book is divided into two parts. In Part One, the reader will find in-depth discussion of technologies, issues, and processes. When applicable, references for further reading are provided.
Part Two has a different approach. It is designed as a workbook. Here, the goal is to offer practical advice on the actual steps involved in implementing an EMR system.The informationprovided in its chapters is thoroughly infused with the "hands-on" experience of the authors.Part Two covers the everyday issues of negotiating a contract, evaluating products, understanding pratcice needs, and planning.
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