Docs buying medical record systems in bulk

DoctorBlogger says:

Physician practices are on the information technology hot seat these days. Everyone from industry trade groups to the federal government has announced initiatives to encourage them to adopt electronic medical records. Moreover, the technology has advanced enough to merit the investment, even by penny-pinching, under-automated medical groups.

But getting EMRs into the exam rooms of the more than 470,000 office-based physicians could take decades. Imagine each office deciding on its own whether and when to adopt an EMR, handling its own vendor search, and orchestrating its own implementation. That’s an unlikely scenario, considering most physicians still practice in offices with fewer than 10 employees, including themselves.

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Shahid N. Shah

Shahid Shah is an internationally recognized enterprise software guru that specializes in digital health with an emphasis on e-health, EHR/EMR, big data, iOT, data interoperability, med device connectivity, and bioinformatics.