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An Interview With Joseph Heyman, MD, OB/GYN, Amesbury, MA

An Interview With Joseph Heyman, MD, OB/GYN, Amesbury, MA

Dr. Joseph Heyman, an obstetrician and gynecologist from Amesbury, MA shares his views about why he decided to adopt an electronic health record, the challenges he faced, and the strategies he used to overcome those challenges. Dr. Heyman also … [Read more...]

Thinking About Meaningful Use: Part 2 – ePrescribing and Information-Enhanced Medication Management

Peter Basch

A few words about the history of ePrescribing in the US While the use of information technology to make prescribing safer has been a topic in the IT and safety worlds for as long as these domains existed, the key drivers that led to the rapid … [Read more...]

Clinical Visit Summary – A Great Idea that Needs Work

Peter Basch

At our organization our physicians have been providing written patient instructions for several years.  This widespread custom grew out of existing capabilities within our EHR (a patient instructions form customized by specialty – such that … [Read more...]

The After Visit Summary

Chris Tashjian, MD

Last year we introduced something new in the exam room … The After Visit Summary (AVS).  With the advent of Meaningful Use criteria designated by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, my patients have new access to better … [Read more...]