Choosing, buying, and installing EHR software is hard enough. Then there’s training staff and making sure patient data is secure. And for practices that choose to take part in CMS’ meaningful use program, learning to use the EHR as efficiently and effectively as possible is crucial.
“This is not an easy task,” Steven Waldren, director of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Alliance for eHealth Innovation told Physicians Practice. “We’ve struggled to help our members with this.” Nonetheless, he has some practical advice. “Keep in mind that the goal is not just to automate your practice, but to make it work better. In order to do this, you have to think outside the box.”
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Here are some ideas to get you started to get the most of your EHR to meet those meaningful use requirements:
Examine work flow.
In order to best use your EHR, you may need to step back and get your nose away from the computer screen, so to speak …
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