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Practical Advice on EMRs, Part 2

Louie, Ted MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31822949f0
ID Clinical Corner
Abstract

After selecting and installing an electronic medical record system, the next step is making the system fully functional. A physician champion must be selected as the point person and facilitator. Useful templates must be constructed or modified, with an eye toward recreating one's own thinking pattern and with the proper components necessary to comply with Medicare's documentation requirements. It will be necessary to continue working closely with the electronic medical record company to customize one's system, as well as to help fulfill meaningful use criteria to earn the incentive bonus from Medicare.

Author Information

From the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ.

Correspondence to: Ted Louie, MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ. E-mail: tlouie88@gmail.com.

The author has no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.