A Practical Guide: Beginning the EMR Journey

Ilene Yarnoff | Government Health IT | October 10, 2011

The migration to electronic medical records offers patients, providers and the overall healthcare system a variety of compelling benefits and cost reductions — but we shouldn’t underestimate the challenges that stand between the idea of an e-health ecosystem and it becoming a reality.

Specifically, there’s a significant amount of work to be done around privacy, information security, compliance, and identity and payment fraud. While each sector presents its own unique requirements and characteristics, the common thread for each is that we must able to...