EMR to the rescue. An ambulatory care pilot project shows that data sharing equals cost shaving.Healthc Inform. 2001 Feb; 18(2):111-4.HI
Inefficiencies in managing office practices and costs.
Installation of an EMR in ambulatory practices to integrate clinical data from patient visits and use it to improve efficiencies "downstream".
Marked reduction in costs of ambulatory practice management and major improvements in revenue capture, improved patient satisfaction.
KEYS TO SUCCESS
Analysis of workflow, documentation of progress with benchmarking.