Essential Elements for Physician Practice PFP Success: Key Steps in EHR Selection and Implementation

Friday, February 16th, 2007
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Implementing an electronic health record (EHR) in 1998 has transformed the way the four-location North Fulton Family Practice in Georgia does business. Dr. Jim Morrow, North Fulton’s vice president and chief information officer, described how the EHR has enhanced physician-patient “face time”and care management and improved efficiency, productivity and profitability at the 20-provider practice. He even said that having an EHR has made him a better physician. Dr. Joel Diamond, medical director of Diamond, Fera and Associates, explained how concentrating on people rather than IT and engaging the medical leadership and the rest of the staff at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for successful hospital implementation of an electronic health record and how these lessons can be applied to a physician practice. Diamond also described how his practice achieved a one-year ROI turnaround from its EHR implementation.

Dr. Morrow and Dr. Diamond provided physician practices with the key factors to consider when deciding to implement an EHR, along with the critical steps to a successful EHR implementation during a March 21, 2007 audio conference, Essential Elements for Physician Practice PFP Success: Key Steps in EHR Selection and Implementation.

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