Modern Healthcare April 20, 2019
Jessica Kim Cohen

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at HHS outlines best practices for selecting and implementing a new electronic health records system as part of its health IT playbook, a resource it first released in 2016.

“EHR systems aren’t one-size-fits-all. To choose the right EHR software, physicians and staff need to consider their practice’s specific needs and resources,” the playbook reads.

In the playbook, the ONC points to a six-step module for healthcare organizations to follow to assess which EHR software is best for their needs. The module was developed by the American Medical Association as part of its practice-improvement initiative, Steps Forward:

1) Review resources. Regional extension centers, trade groups...

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