What were you thinking? Conveying the treatment rationale

What were you thinking? Conveying the treatment rationale
challenge in daily practice in medicine is making sure when reporting back to the referring physician, that you are answering the question that led to the referral. A key part is to not just respond with an assessment and plan along with highlights of the examination, but also the rationale behind your thought processes.Read More

Transition to a new EMR: first 2 weeks after going live

Transition to a new EMR: first 2 weeks after going live

I am happy to report that we have survived our first two weeks since our transition from Optimed Software’s Accuro to TeckSoft’s EyeVu. The most important thing to emphasize is that these are both excellent EMR solutions and either one could be ideal for your practice. As I’ve said many times, if there were a perfect EMR system, then everyone would be on that one system. The fact is that just like we all have different learning and teaching styles, we all have different EMR styles and need to find the type that is best for each of us.

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Transition to a new EMR: steps before going live similar to the initial transition from paper

Transition to a new EMR: steps before going live similar to the initial transition from paper

It is now less than two weeks until we go live with a new EMR system. Most of my colleagues are still deciding whether to change from paper to electronic records, but that is ancient history for me. Are there any steps in the days leading up to the switchover that might help those who are making the plunge for the first time? 

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Why I'm switching to yet another EMR (Electronic Medical Record) system

Why I'm switching to yet another EMR (Electronic Medical Record) system

I have been receiving many questions from colleagues as to why I am, yet again, changing EMR systems when most of my colleagues have yet to make the transition to an EMR in the first place. This makes them wonder why they would ever make the move themselves if I can’t even find one that I stick with for more than a couple of years. In this article, I try to explain why I’m changing EMRs again,  and that it is not JUST that I’m a glutton for punishment!

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