Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Guide to Health Information Technology

MMS Guide to Health Information Technology

Best Practices, Checklists and Pitfalls

EHR GuideThe recent MMS EHR survey indicates that seventy-nine percent of MA physicians now have access to an Electronic Health Record systems (EHR) - for better or worse, technology is here to stay. Whether you are still considering an EHR, struggling to integrate an  existing one into your practice or looking to take yours to the next level, our informative Committee on Information Technology guide provides best-practices and pitfalls, as well as the implications of mandates such as Meaningful Use, HIPAA compliance and connecting to Health Information Exchanges.
You will learn about:

  • EHR adoption by brand in Massachusetts
  • Advantages and pitfalls of EHR use
  • Best practices for acquiring and implementing technology in the practice
  • Analysis of time management before and after adoption
  • Best practices for creating a high quality medical record using an EHR
  • Pros and cons of using medical scribes
  • Considerations in choosing free and low-cost EHR technology
  • Issues around connecting an EHR to a Health Information Exchange 
  • HIT needs and issues in joining an ACO
  • Physician Identity in Cyberspace
  • FHIR and the Future of Interoperability
  • Suggestions for further learning, online links and references to helpful resources

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