An electronic health record (EHR) that shares a single database with a practice management system is an integral tool that allows physicians to manage their practices more efficiently, reduce overhead and improve the quality of care. This is commonly referred to as an "integrated EHR." Cost is one of the most commonly cited reasons why physicians do not implement these systems. 

Semantic Interoperability: The Holy Grail of Medical Informatics

In 1991, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published a report which detailed a consensus vision for the creation of electronic medical records (EMR) in the U.S. (1) The report presented a number of high level objectives to guide EMR development including improving the quality of patient care, strengthening the scientific basis of clinical practice, and helping to control healthcare costs. The IOM predicted that computerization would lead to a radical transformation of the U.S healthcare delivery system if these goals were achieved.

eMDs Solution Series™ Software Combines with ZirMed's Reimbursement and Payment Solutions to Drive More Revenue and Cost Savings for Medical Practices

AUSTIN, TX – eMDs Solution Series Chart electronic health record (EHR) received the top overall score in the American Academy of Family Physicians' (AAFP) Family Practice Management (FPM) 2009 EHR User Satisfaction Survey. The survey, previously conducted in 2005 and 2007, was markedly expanded this year to include responses from 2,012 family practice physicians using a total of 22 EHR systems.