[ Wednesday, May 31, 2006 ]


EMRs in the news: There are a couple of interesting articles up at the HealthLeaders site that impact some of the topics usually discussed here. First, you know I talk about electronic medical records or electronic health records a lot, since it involves a lot of the concepts in HIPAA and raises a lot of the same concerns that HIPAA addresses. Partly because of those concerns, partly because of the cost, and partly because nobody wants to own the "betamax" version, physician groups have been slow to jump into EMRs, even though there certainly seem to be cost and quality reasons to want an EMR system. In this story , HealthLeaders' Gary Baldwin tracks the problems and progress of five different medical practices that adopted EMR technology.

Jeff [4:52 PM]

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