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EHR Implementation Guide: The Link to a Better Future, Third Edition

Credit(s): 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)
Course Number: PME-EHR3RD/GEN-E
Access: Available until June 30, 2017
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    The 3rd edition is newly revised and updated.


    Successfully implementing HIT into a medical practice can bring improvements in the quality of patient care and profitability. This implementation guide offers a nontechnical view of the steps necessary for the successful introduction of HIT with an emphasis on the needs of smaller practices.  


    Click on the "Materials" tab to view content for free. Register for the course to earn CME credits.



    Released:        Sept. 1, 2012
    Reviewed:       June 30, 2014
    Expires:           June 30, 2017



    Target Audience
    This publication is developed for physicians, practice managers, and administrators considering adoption of an electronic health record system.


    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this enduring material, readers should be able to:


    1. Discuss the efficiency and quality benefits of an electronic health record system;
    2. Evaluate their practice with a needs assessment to determine EHR readiness in terms of financial and operational variables;
    3. Summarize necessary steps for contracting, selecting, implementing, and maintaining an EHR system; and
    4. Describe the federal EHR incentive program and steps needed for meaningful use achievement. 


    Teaching Methods
    The participant is required to read the course in its entirety and complete an online post-test and course evaluation. 


    Return Policy
    No refunds or exchanges will be processed for this product.


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    3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (Enduring)   The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Texas Medical Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The Texas Medical Association requires physician to complete 70-percent of the test questions correctly to receive credit for this course.

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