Can an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system help you increase your practice revenues? It has somewhat become a long debate amidst a recovering economy where insurance companies continue to squeeze reimbursements. But is your EHR system really able to help you increase revenues, decrease costs, improve patient care or any combination of these three variables […]
Every time I am invited to present at the hospital’s quarterly medical staff meeting, I feel like I should wear personal protective equipment. No one is hurling rotten tomatoes when we talk about EHR, but the verbal assault can be equally messy.
I’m lucky to have started my career in health IT on the leading edge of ambulatory EHR adoption. My health system was forward thinking and data driven, so we’ve been in the game a long time. When we decided to implement a system-wide health record, the group quickly realized they’d need a dedicated clinician to help steer the project.