..as reported in Physician’s Money Digest

Electronic Record-Keeping

 By Grace K. Henry

Thought about updating your paper file system through electronic medical records (EMRs)? It sounds great: Reduce overhead costs; eliminate most errors; and make information accessible. But how does a busy doctor sort through the myriad EMR solutions currently available? Orthopedic surgeon Eric S. Fishman, MD, founded EMRConsultant.com (888-519-3100) to assist physicians in sorting through the many choices. The company conducts research to evaluate EMR software programs’ capabilities with respect to patient electronic communication and connectivity, compatibility with speech recognition, patient support, and administrative processes. The free online service takes into account the number of physicians in your practice, medical specialty of practitioners, and practice management software already in use to point out the most helpful EMR programs available for your particular practice.