Electronic Health Records For Dummies
By Trenor Williams, Anita Samarth
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: November 2010
Pages: 384

You're ready to get serious about an EHR system. Let this book be your guide!

Electronic health records (EHR) are rapidly becoming a must in the healthcare industry, but choosing and implementing an EHR system can be daunting. This book helps you determine what you should expect from an EHR system, how to analyze potential vendors, how best to train your staff, and much more. Whatever your healthcare setting or needs, For Dummies will help you make the move to EHR.

  • Get a handle on your EHR — understand what it is, how it will affect your staff and patients, and the impact of health information legislation on EHRs

  • Explore the nuts and bolts — examine your needs, assess your office infrastructure, research vendors, and calculate costs and benefits

  • What makes a good partnership — decide what you need, outline it to potential vendors, learn what to get in writing, and develop a successful contract

  • Fit your EHR into your practice — see where your office workflow needs adjustment and how best to use an EHR to shift your stakeholders into new and improved processes

  • Make the most of it — explore how EHR can make your office run more smoothly, improve patient communication, and help manage chronic conditions

  • Ongoing maintenance — learn to support, monitor, and upgrade your system

Open the book and find:

  • Reasons to implement EHR

  • Standards that affect EHR and where to learn about them

  • How to evaluate whether your practice is ready

  • Different characteristics of the available vendors

  • How an EHR system will affect your practice

  • How to communicate EHR benefits to patients

  • Important privacy and security tips

  • Ten questions to ask your EHR vendor

Learn to:

  • Choose and implement an EHR system

  • Improve your practice's efficiency and record-keeping with EHR

  • Transition to electronic records with minimal disruption

  • Understand EHR standards, integration, and benefits

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