The electronic medical record isn’t a new concept, but they are emphasized greatly in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Healthcare Reform aka Obamacare and will be tied to Medicare reimbursement beginning in 2015.
Electronic medical records provide a mechanism for automating medical information, maintaining in one place, and providing access to medical staff involved in the patient’s care. Many issues need to be carefully examined when setting up an electronic medical record system such as:
- HIPAA compliance/software
- Additional staff
- Additional equipment
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