As you consider a move toward electronic health records (EHR), check out the numerous free resources available on the AMA Web site – for members and non-members. Most importantly, note that the AMA has a Webinar series on key topics now available for you to view at your convenience.
Visit here and click on “Health IT webinars” to learn more about this programming and view others in the series.
In addition, the AMA has developed a number of fact sheets on the new Medicare/Medicaid EHR incentive programs that summarize the proposed requirements.
Go here and click on “Health IT/EHR Incentives” for more information on the programs and the proposed requirements.
Before selecting a health information technology product, use a specially created AMA tool to assess the needs and status of your practice, and to understand your workflow, staff and budget.
Go to the AMA Web site.
Financing and ROI
While the health information technology landscape continues to evolve, cost – both direct and indirect – remains the single largest barrier to adoption of EHR and other technology. It is important to know your costs and options for financing, and to consider your return on investment (ROI) upfront.
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