Automating the Medical Record

Automating the Medical Record

by Thomas Landholt
     
 

This new addition to the AMA's Practice Success series can help medical practices prepare or a smooth and successful transition to the concept of automated patient information documentation and management. Automating the Medical Record clearly explains the steps for assessing the benefits of electronic medical records, evaluating software, and integrating the practice…  See more details below

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This new addition to the AMA's Practice Success series can help medical practices prepare or a smooth and successful transition to the concept of automated patient information documentation and management. Automating the Medical Record clearly explains the steps for assessing the benefits of electronic medical records, evaluating software, and integrating the practice into an electronic environment. Written in an easy-to-understand style for the non-technical, minimally experienced computer user.

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Reviewer: Bruce Fish, MD (Kaiser Permanente Rocky Mountain Region)
Description: This book introduces practicing clinicians to electronic medical record (EMRS) concepts and techniques. While it is not a scientific summary, it provides a relatively sophisticated description.
Purpose: The book highlights most of the key element of EMRS, providing background knowledge that is truthful, easy to digest, and, most simply, the prerequisite for going deeper into the topic.
Audience: Any physician, nurse, or office administrator looking for a comprehensive introduction to computerized medical records should read this first.
Features: Once the technological background has been laid out, advice that is so eminently practical it should be taken as dogma in this field is provided. Readers will find many of their questions answered clearly and quickly. More importantly, issues CPR neophytes might never think of until it is too late are addressed in turn, and the appropriate amount of advice is provided (e.g., "staying involved with the vendor" and "rolling out in phases"). Though the great majority of assertions are tried and true, little scientific evidence is provided. But the text is not for the simple-minded. It teaches at a level most physicians will find appropriately challenging and thought-provoking. Even newcomers will recognize and understand the need to integrate the junctions of Executive Information Systems (practice management) with the Computerized Medical Record.
Assessment: I will personally recommend this book to colleagues who are honestly interested in learning about CPR. This is the best introductory text I have seen, and can be read in one evening.
3 Stars from Doody
Bruce Fish
This book introduces practicing clinicians to electronic medical record (EMRS) concepts and techniques. While it is not a scientific summary, it provides a relatively sophisticated description. The book highlights most of the key element of EMRS, providing background knowledge that is truthful, easy to digest, and, most simply, the prerequisite for going deeper into the topic. Any physician, nurse, or office administrator looking for a comprehensive introduction to computerized medical records should read this first. Once the technological background has been laid out, advice that is so eminently practical it should be taken as dogma in this field is provided. Readers will find many of their questions answered clearly and quickly. More importantly, issues CPR neophytes might never think of until it is too late are addressed in turn, and the appropriate amount of advice is provided (e.g., "staying involved with the vendor" and "rolling out in phases"). Though the great majority of assertions are tried and true, little scientific evidence is provided. But the text is not for the simple-minded. It teaches at a level most physicians will find appropriately challenging and thought-provoking. Even newcomers will recognize and understand the need to integrate the junctions of Executive Information Systems (practice management) with the Computerized Medical Record. I will personally recommend this book to colleagues who are honestly interested in learning about CPR. This is the best introductory text I have seen, and can be read in one evening.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899709093
Publisher:
American Medical Association
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Practice Success Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
95
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.99(h) x 0.30(d)

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