Physicians' use of electronic medical records: barriers and solutions.

  title={Physicians' use of electronic medical records: barriers and solutions.},
  author={Robert H. Miller and Ida Sim},
  journal={Health affairs},
  volume={23 2},
The electronic medical record (EMR) is an enabling technology that allows physician practices to pursue more powerful quality improvement programs than is possible with paper-based records. However, achieving quality improvement through EMR use is neither low-cost nor easy. Based on a qualitative study of physician practices that had implemented an EMR, we found that quality improvement depends heavily on physicians' use of the EMR-and not paper-for most of their daily tasks. We identified key… CONTINUE READING
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