New American Medical Association Videos Guide Physicians on EHR Use

American Medical Association launched a series of six video tutorials that instruct physicians how to choose and implement electronic health record (EHR) systems, Information Week reports. AMA developed the videos as part of the organization’s continuing medical education activities. The video program is designed as a primer on health IT for small physician practices, according to Steven Stack of AMA’s board of trustees. The videos: Present an overview of health IT’s effect on medicine; Help viewers examine their own practices and assess their IT needs; Assist viewers in selecting which type of EHR system best fits their practice; Explain how physicians and staff can plan and prepare for EHR implementation; Present a variety of implementation techniques; and Explain what to expect and plan for once EHR systems have launched.

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