MyEMRChoice.com Announces New, Doctor Friendly EMR Resource
myemrchoice.com announced today that it will launch a quarterly online newsletter named Doctors EMR Quarterly. The publication will provide factual information surrounding Electronic Medical Record (EMR) adoption by physicians, also known as Electronic Health Records (EHR).
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) calls for every US physician to migrate from paper based medical records to EHR by 2014. Currently, incentives are in place to urge doctors towards implementing an EMR system. To qualify for funding from the ARRA, the EMR choice made by a physician must show “meaningful use” as defined by the Certification Committee for Health Information Technology (CCHIT). A final definition of “meaningful use” EMR is due out in 2010, pushed back from Q3 2009. Such information is an example of information that the Doctor’s EMR Quarterly will provide.
“The move from a paper based medical record to EMR presents many challenges to physicians, not only technical” said Douglas Wallace, Executive V.P. of Business Development for MyEMRChoice.com. “This move from paper to electronic requires an entire rewrite of the approach to documenting the doctor-patient encounter. Changing years’ worth of habits and standard operating procedures for the medical staff may frustrate the whole process of implementation” says Mr. Wallace. “In addition, there is a lot of misinformation and confusion related to time frames, incentives, penalties and expectations of what an EMR does for the doctor, patient and government entities”, continued Wallace.
The Doctors EMR Quarterly will provide updates on EMR initiatives from CCHIT, Health and Human Services (HHS), the HITECH Act, P4P and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). Include are initiatives such as Physician Quality Reporting Initiatives (PQRI), “meaningful use EHR”, Health Information Exchanges (HIE) and other timely information. Also included will be clarification on product benefits/drawbacks, such as web based ASP and stand alone client/server EMR applications.
“Doctors want to focus on delivering the highest level of patient care possible, not be bogged down by moving timelines, requirements and making their choice from one of 300 EMR vendors” said Wallace. “Doctor’s EMR Quarterly will quickly focus on facts, report extensions, and cut through the misperceptions associated with regulatory EHR initiatives. All of the moving parts to EMR adoption are overwhelming. We’re here to give these physicians a break”, said Mr. Wallace.
The Doctors EMR Quarterly will appear free on the company’s website, http://www.myemrchoice.com/, or by request from physicians and medical organizations.
myemrchoice.com connects physician to solid, proven healthcare technology solutions. Their mission is to match physicians with EMR/EHR and Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) delivery solutions with minimal disruption to providing patient care. To find out how myemrchoice.com has helped match physicians and successful solutions, visit http://www.myemrchoice.com/.