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GPSC / BY: Brenda Hefford, MD December 2014
... than 5000 in total) are using an electronic medical record (EMR) in their practice. With one of the highest rates of EMR adoption in ... fall, a program was also announced for the more than 1800 specialists who are on EMR. MU3 is considered a foundational level of EMR ...
Physician Information Technology Office / BY: Jeremy Smith, April 2011
... Physicians in more than 14 BC communities have developed EMR communities of practice (CoPs). CoPs bring together GPs and specialists in a geographical community via a common electronic medical record ...
Physician Information Technology Office / BY: Jeremy Smith, September 2011
... those in solo or small GP practice considering the change to EMR and wondering how it might benefit them, we introduce five physicians who ... record and hit the send button. I hear quite often from specialists how much they value this more timely and complete starting point in ...
Physician Information Technology Office / BY: Jeremy Smith, November 2011
... practice offices are using an electronic medical record (EMR), and that number is moving steadily up­ward every year. This upward trend ... refill schedules for each. Because she also sees a number of specialists, those reports are added to her EMR, creating a timely, complete, ...
Physician Information Technology Office / BY: Jeremy Smith, May 2010
Consistently cited as one of the greatest benefits of EMR adoption, electronically receiving lab results, imaging reports, and ... are sending secure electronic referrals between GPs and specialists, and visit summaries from walk-in visits to the primary GP. This ...
Physician Information Technology Office / BY: Jeremy Smith, July/August 2010
... support for specialist physician electronic medical record (EMR) and technology requirements. This month’s article focuses on adoption ... compared with Canada.  In many of those countries, specialists practise only or primarily in hospitals and do not use independent ...
Letters / BY: Jeremy Smith, September 2009
... Blair’s original letter from the June issue (“EMRs and specialists” BCMJ 2009;51[5]: 190) and Dr Hwang’s response concurrently. ... these EMRs. I would encourage physicians considering an EMR to fully evaluate all options, PITO-qualified or not. The PITO team of ...
Physician Information Technology Office / BY: Jeremy Smith, May 2009
... cases, but certainly not uptake on a broad scale. Why has EMR adoption not been higher? Over the last year PITO has been undertaking ... are in place, the environment becomes favorable for specialists to adopt EMRs: • Simplicity of remote access to the EMR, ...
Letters / BY: N.P. Blair, MD, June 2009
... specialist, I wish to express my frustration with the EMR programs as made available through PITO. Months ago I had written a letter ... it is clear that this program was not designed for surgical specialists. Billing and scheduling are much more difficult than with our ...
Physician Information Technology Office / BY: Jeremy Smith, December 2009
... Until recently, adoption of an electronic medical record (EMR) in BC was largely an isolated, individual experience. Surveys have shown ... it’s improved flow of patient information between GPs and specialists or peer support from colleagues during implementation of electronic ...