Setting them up…

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Electronic Medical Records are like bowling pins.   If you don’t set them up properly, they are not going to work like you had hoped.

The first choice is the most difficult.   Stay with paper, or make the expensive and time-consuming transition to digital records.

If you DO choose to go with an EMR, you will need to pick a system that is right for you, which will do what you want, and which will be durable.

The following guides were originally published by the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Protective Association respectively, and have some sage advice for those contemplating change.

http://www.cma.ca/practicemanagement/electronic-medical-records

http://www.cmpa-acpm.ca/cmpapd04/docs/submissions_papers/com_electronic_records_handbook-e.cfm

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