Monday, January 03, 2011

Does EMR Work?

Here's an interesting article, which the TAWPI Link-in Forum originally linked me to. It's on a study by UC-Davis about the effect of electronic medical records (EMR) on physician productivity. The bottom line seems to be that the increase in data entry required by new EMR implementations is often a hindrance to medical personnel getting their jobs done. Clearly, there is some ramp-up period, and in many cases, the systems to seem to help productivity slightly in the long-run, but not in call cases. Definitely sounds like an opportunity for better capture technology.

It's probably important to note that this study only looks at physicians productivity and not back-office administrative/billing stuff, where imaging has certainly been proven to increase productivity.

7 comments:

electronic medical records said...

Electronic Medical Records contains information such as the disease of the patient, past injuries, examinations and lab test results plus many others. These records are kept and maintained by medical professionals by the hospital for referencing purposes. Thanks for the post.

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medical records management said...

Thank you for recommending the article! These are definitely important aspecs to consider before implementing an EMR system.

Anonymous said...

Nice

electronic signature said...

Thanks for nice blog.As you have mentioned that in your blog that Does EMR Work? Electronic Medical Records(EMR) are made for recording data of disease of patient.These really sounds like an opportunity for better capture technology.This idea is really very useful for physicians.Nice blog.

EMR WORK FORCE said...

Interesting to hear about this.EMR systems greatly aid clinicians in immediate patient treatment and in capturing key information.

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EMR WORK FORCE said...

Every healthcare provider should switch to an EMR solution. Paper based records and prescriptions are a thing of the past now and it would be best for both doctors and patients to take advantage of their features and accessibility.

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durga said...

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