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Improving Care With an Automated Patient History - July/August 2007 - Family Practice Management

Posted Nov 18 2008 12:14am

Improving Care With an Automated Patient History - July/August 2007 - Family Practice Management: "One of the biggest challenges of using an electronic health record (EHR) system is how to fill it with patient data. What data should be entered, who should enter it, and when should it be done? I've seen many strategies tried, and in my experience the ideal solution is to have patients enter as much data as possible themselves before beginning a patient visit. This saves physicians time and can even lead to higher-quality data. After all, the patient is the person most interested in providing a thorough history."

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