Monday, January 17, 2011

EMR Not Boosting Productivity? It Could Be a Mismatch Between System and Specialty :American Medical News

By Pamela Lewis Dolan, amednews staff.

A study highlights how technology doesn't guarantee results if the system isn't right for the practice.

Andres Jimenez, MD, CEO of the Las Vegas-based consulting group ImplementHIT, said the work flow issue is one that has become more problematic as the EMR industry matures.

Five years ago, most EMR systems were specialty-specific, he said. In an effort to make the systems more attractive on an enterprise level, vendors are making the systems less specialty-specific. As a result, using them has become less natural-feeling for many physicians, he said.
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"Physician productivity and the ambulatory EHR in a large academic multi-specialty physician group," International Journal of Medical Informatics, July 2010 (
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