5 Reasons Why ‘Getting Technical’ With Your Patient Records Pays Off

Mon, Mar 22, 2010

Show Me The Money

Not an EP? Here are other ways EMR can save you cash if you know the ropes.

If you haven’t witnessed or lead a conversion from paper records to an electronic medical record (EMR) system, you’re at least aware that the process is a huge undertaking — that often results in even lower productivity and more confusion. So, is making the change really worth it? Experts agree that yes, going electronic is worth it. Here are a few reasons why:

1. You Open More Cash Inlets

Many research studies pull their data via electronic records. So, if you can’t tune in to participate, opportunities for cash perks will fly by. “Grant money and incentive programs are available, for example, and they want data in the electronic form,” points out Francine Wheelock, PT, MPA, manager of clinical systems for MaineGeneral Health. Just look at the nationwide push for value-based purchasing and outcome…

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