Electronic Medical Record Resources
Do I really need an EMR?
"The electronic medical record is one of the few technologies that has an impact on both the physician office and administrative aspects of the practice. The business case for EMR is based not only on its
ability to lower costs, increase revenue and improve the efficiency and operation of a practice, but also on
its role as a tool to enhance the quality of services provided. Additional benefits can accrue when the
system is fully integrated with the scheduling and billing functions of the practice. While the decision to
transition to an EMR requires a commitment of significant capital, human resources and leadership at the
physician level, few other investments offer a greater return."
- from A 2002 report from the Committee on Rheumatolologic Care (CORC) of the American College of Rheumatology.
XLEMR provides custom MS Office-based medical records
XLEMR provides custom Electronic Medical Records based on Microsoft Office. They integrate their software with your business practices. XLEMR does not require a full-time internet connection, a database, or sever. XLEMR is the only vendor certified to
use CMS DOQ-IT program.
10 Questions to ask EVERY EMR Vendor
These 10 Questions questions will give you a good idea of what to look for when purchasing an EMR. Arm yourself with knowledge about your needs before you buy. How vendors answer these questions can directly impact your satisfaction and ROI. Click here to see XLEMR's answers.
Dr. Bob G. Lanier published in Medical Association of Georgia Journal
Dr. Bob G. Lanier, MD published an article entitled "How to Choose and Electronic Medical Record" in Volume 95, issue 2 of MAG journal, 2006. Dr. Lanier discusses characteristics of a good system, things to watch out for, and personal experiences with his EMR. Click here to download the article.
Solving the EMR problem for small practices
If you own, manage, or work at a small or single-doctor medical practice, you are probably keenly aware of the problems related to efficient management and administration. How can you provide the best care possible while minimizing cost and maximizing revenue? The obvious answer is to streamline your practice by eliminating waste, inefficiencies, and increasing the number of patients you can see during the business day. Read more...
Wallet Medical Records – Managing Data, Saving Lives
Hurricane Katrina caused many problems in the Gulf Coast of the US, not the least of which was how to provide medical care to thousands of affected citizens, when much of the medical infrastructure was destroyed. The hurricane destroyed more than just doctor’s offices and hospitals, medical records and related data were also effected – whether stored on a computer hard drive or paper chart. In some cases, patients might have lost their entire medical history. Read more...
Former CEO of Intel talks about medical records - Article in Wall Street Journal
Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel, talks about the need for low-cost, walk-in medical services and simple medical records to serve the health needs of those without medical insurance. Click here to read the article.