EHR: 5 Whys for physicians has posted 5 Ways Physicians Can Profit from Using an EMR. The list is pretty good:

  1. Stop paying staff to manage paper –imagine being able to find information as easily as you can do on Google
  2. Reduce malpractice premiums –improved documentation helps the defense at trials and can also improve follow-up with patients
  3. Stop downcoding and submit claims with confidence –although it’s important to make sure what gets put into the EHR is truthful
  4. Participate in pay-for-performance programs –which are much more feasible with electronic records
  5. Get your EMR purchase subsidized –your local hospital may be willing to foot the bill: up to 85 percent
April 27, 2008

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